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2016 / 96' / Lithuania, Germany, France, Ukraine

A man repairs his fishing net and goes out to the bridge. Two trams run into each other – nobody is hurt, and the cables are fixed the same day. A small concert is given for factory workers, and the sincere performance of a violinist makes them cry. Bombs fall into the sea; no one notices. Everyday life is defined by bomb threats in Mariupol, a Ukrainian city in the east of Crimea once populated by Greeks. It is a visually powerful homage to a city in crisis, dedicated to its poets and shoemakers.


Screenings schedule:

20.07.2024 at 15:30, House of Cinema, 6 Saksaganskogo Street (Kyiv), Blue Hall




Born in Lithuania, he has an MA in cultural anthropology from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. His academic and cinematic interests lie in absence, materiality, and body in the performative and political manifestations. 

Working on yet another Mariupol documentary, Mantas Kvedaravičius was killed in March 2022 during the Siege of Mariupol. Hanna Bilobrova, who brought his body home to Lithuania, has completed his Mariupolis 2 film.

Selected filmography

  • Mariupolis 2 (2022)

  • Prologos (2022)

  • Parthenon (2019)

  • Mariupolis (2016)

  • Barzakh (2011)


Producer: Uljana Kim, Mantas Kvedaravičius, Thanassis Karathanos, Nadia Turincev, Anna Palenchuk

DOP: Mantas Kvedaravičius, Vadim Ilkov, Slava Tsvetkov

Production: Studio Uljana Kim, Extimacy Films, Twenty Twenty Vision Filmproduktion, Rouge International, 435 FILMS


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