A man repairs his shing net and goes out to the bridge. Two trams run into each other – nobody is hurt and cables are xed 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.
Mariupol, as the city is known today, is seen by director Mantas Kvedaravicius as poetic, neglected and remarkably calm, even though rebels supporting Russia are only a few kilometers away and shots are heard in the distance.
Screen Daily — 15 February 2016
Mariupolis, projeté en avant-première à Berlin cette année, est un remarquable documentaire qui colle très bien à l’actualité à travers le tableau qu'il trace de la ville ukrainienne de Marioupol.
Cineuropa — 24 April 2016
About the director
Born in Lithuania, he has an MA in cultural anthropology from the University of Oxford and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. His academic and cinematic interests lie in absence, materiality and body in their performative and political manifestations. His last project was the award-winning documentary essay BARZAKH.
- Director Mantas Kvedaravicius
- Director of Photography Mantas Kveradavicius
- Vadym Ilkov
- Viacheslav Tsvetkov
- Editor Dounia Sichov
- Sound Engineer Arturas Pugaciauskas
- Andriy Nidzelskiy
- Production Manager Irina Prudkova-Gavrikova
- Press Officer Magali Montet
- Coproduction Extimacy Films
- Twentytwenty Vision
- 435 Films
- Rouge international