Documentary Round-Up: May 2023
Modern Times Review - May 2023
Modern Times Review moves into June seeing the conclusion of longtime friends and partners Krakow Film Festival. Industry Editor Steve Rickinson then travels to Kyiv for the 20th Docudays UA, before we round out the month at the annual La Rochelle market, Sunny Side of the Doc. Before we move into June, we wrap up May with a selection of content from the month that was.
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by: Truls Lie
A disintegrated society finds unity, energy, and meaning by uniting around a suitable' enemy'. Totalitarian propaganda has led to the decision to allow Ukraine to use F-16 fighter jets against the nuclear power Russia - with the significant consequences it may entail.
Director: Stéphanie Barbey, Luc Peter
The struggles of 2.5 million people growing up in a country that does not recognize them as its own.
goEast Film Festival
Director: Hanka Nobis
Polish Prayers unravels the trajectory of a young Pole as he journeys away from the homophonic, ultra-conservative Brotherhood
Krakow Film Festival
Director: Jessica Gorter
If you can bear to witness the quintessential continuity of aspects of Stalinist evil in Putin's Russia, Jessica Gorter's meticulous study of the trials of human rights activist and historian Yuri Dmitriev is obligatory viewing.
goEast Film Festival
Director: Alisa Kovalenko
An achingly tender film about growing up and a moving contemplation on life itself.
Dodudays UA Program Director Yuliia Kovalenko on the current situation in Kyiv, the necessary adjustments to programming a festival during wartime, the role of Program Director amongst the wider team, and more.
Krakow Film Festival Director Krzystof Gierat on the role of the festival in the crowded continental landscape, the evolution of Polish documentary, and its continued focus on music documentaries.