“20 days in Mariupol” became the highest-grossing documentary film in the Ukrainian box office

“20 days in Mariupol” became the highest-grossing documentary film in the Ukrainian box office



The film “20 Days in Mariupol” by the Pulitzer Prize laureate Mstislav Chernov became the highest-grossing documentary film in the Ukrainian box office. It was released in Ukrainian cinemas on August 31. Read UP.Kultura in Telegram This was reported by the company “Arthouse Trafik”, which is engaged in the rental of the tape. “The Los Angeles Times called this film ‘extraordinarily important’. Audiences who saw it in theaters this weekend proved it. Thank you for your support!” – noted in “Arthouse Traffic”. “20 days in Mariupol” collected 531,551 hryvnias during the first weekend of rental. View this post on Instagram Post shared by Arthouse Traffic (@arthousetraffic) “20 Days in Mariupol” is a documentary based on footage shot by war correspondent, photographer, videographer Mstislav Chernov in Mariupol besieged by the Russians. This is Chernov’s directorial debut. Photographer Yevhen Maloletka and producer Vasylisa Stepanenko also participated in the creation of the film. Together with Chernov, as part of the Associated Press film crew, they became the only international journalists who remained in Mariupol and continued to document the crimes of the Russian Federation. For this work, Chernov, Maloletka and Stepanenko received the Pulitzer Prize. The tape consists of footage that correspondents sent from Mariupol to the world media, telling about the events in the city: the deaths of children and adults, the creation of mass graves, the maternity hospital destroyed by a Russian aerial bomb, and other Russian war crimes. The world premiere of “20 Days in Mariupol” took place at the Sundance Film Festival, in the World Cinema Documentary Competition section. That time he received the prize of audience sympathy. The Ukrainian premiere took place at the Docudays UA festival in June 2023. Here, the film won two awards: the main prize of the DOCU/UKRAINE competition and the prize of audience sympathy. Read also: Two Ukrainians and a film about Mariupol won one of the world’s most prestigious media awards



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