“20 days in Mariupol” – where to watch in Ukraine

“20 days in Mariupol” – where to watch in Ukraine


A frame from the film “20 days in Mariupol”

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Documentary “20 days in Mariupol”, which won the first ever “Oscar” for Ukraine, is being returned to cinemas. The tape will be re-released in limited distribution March 14the press service of Arthouse Traffic reported.

The tape won an Oscar in the category Best Feature Documentary Film”.

“20 days in Mariupol” was created by the director Mstislav Chernovphotographer Evgeny Maloletka and producer Vasylisa Stepanenko. They were the last journalists to remain in Mariupol at the beginning of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, and recorded the beginning of the destruction of the Ukrainian city by the aggressor country. For this they will later received the Pulitzer Prize and Shevchenko Prize.

The film will be available in selected cinemas in Kyiv, Lviv, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Odesa, Lutsk, Rivne, Chernivtsi, Oleksandria, Ivano-Frankivsk, Vinnytsia, Khmelnytskyi, Kremenchuk, Kryvyi Rih, Kolomyia, Sumy, Cherkasy, Zaporizhzhia, Zhytomyr and many others bridge. As the distributors noted, the list of current shows is being updated. You can check available cinemas here.

Arthouse Traffic also said that soon “20 days in Mariupol” will be released on online platforms.

World recognition of the Ukrainian documentary film

The nomination and receiving of the “Oscar” became a historic event for Ukrainian culture. The picture first saw the light of day at the independent film festival “Sundance” in the USA. Then “20 Days in Mariupol” won the Glyalaks Sympathy Prize.

The team of 20 days in Mariupol on the stage of the Oscar film award

The team of “20 days in Mariupol” on the stage of the Oscar film award


The Ukrainian premiere took place at the Docudays UA festival and became the Best Film of the National Competition, as well as the winner of the Audience Award.

Later, the film won the award of the British equivalent of the “Oscar” – the BAFTA film award. At the beginning of 2024 Mstislav Chernova was awarded the award of the Directors Guild of the USA for “outstanding directorial achievements in documentary cinema”.


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