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Mariupolis 2 by Mantas Vvedaravicius, at the 75th Festival de Cannes

WEBWIRE – Friday, May 13, 2022 As we know, the Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravičius, who directed Barzakh (2011), Mariupolis (2016) and Parthenon (2019), was captured and murdered by the Russian army in Mariupol in early April. His fiancée, Hanna Bilobrova, who was with him at the time, was able to bring back the footage filmed…

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As we know, the Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravicius, who directed Barzakh (2011), Mariupolis (2016) and Parthenon (2019), was captured and murdered by the Russian army in Mariupol in early April. Hanna Bilobrova was his fiancee at the time and was able to retrieve the footage from there. Dounia Sichov, Mantas editor, edited the footage. The film is entitled Mariupolis 2, it was essential to show it, we added it.

Mariupolis 2 will be screened on Thursday, May 19 in the Bunuel Theater at 11: 30 am and on Friday, May 20 at 11: 00 am in the Agnes Varda Theater for the press.

In 2022, Mantas Kvedaravicius went back to Ukraine, in the Donbass, at the heart of the war, to be with the people he had met and filmed in 2014 and 2015. His producers and collaborators tried their best to transmit his work, his vision, and his films after his death. Mantas Kvedaravicius, a doctor in anthropology, wanted to testify as filmmaker as far away as possible from the agitation by the media and politicians >>. With huge force and sensitivity, Mariupolis 2 depicts life as it continues amidst the bombing and it reveals images that convey both tragedy and hope.

MARIUPOLIS 2 (1h45min)

A film by Mantas Kodaravicius, co-directed and produced by Hanna Bilobrova
Produced by: Uljana Kim, Mantas Kvedaravicius and Hanna Bilobrova, Nadia Turincev and Omar El Kadi, Thanassis Karathanos

What is the most remarkable thing about Mariupol? Its inhabitants did not fear death even though it was present. There was death already and no one wanted to die. They supported each other even at great risk. They smoked outside and had a good time chatting, despite the bombs. There wasnt any money left and life had become too short to be remembered, so people were content

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