“IN UKRAINE” TO COMPETE AT VISIONS DU REEL
We have known for several weeks that the program of the Swiss festival will include several Polish productions. Another film has joined Lea Glob's Apolonia, Apolonia and Jakub Piątek's Pianoforte. The documentary by Tomasz Wolski and Piotr Pawlus has been invited to the International Feature Film Competition.
Visions du Reél has been organised in the Swiss city of Nyon since 1969. In the early days, the Nyon festival mainly screened Swiss films and productions from so-called Eastern Bloc countries – which were very difficult for Western audiences to see. Nowadays Visions du Reél is one of the largest documentary film festivals in Europe. This year's edition of the festival will take place on 7–17 April.
A few weeks ago, we wrote about the inclusion of Polish productions in the Swiss festival's program. Pianoforte by Jakub Piątek was invited to the Grand Angle competition, while Apolonia, Apolonia by Lea Glob will be screened in the Highlights section. You can find out more here.
Now the films that will compete for the most important prize, the title of best international feature-length documentary, have been announced. One of the productions that will have a chance to win is the documentary In Ukraine directed by Pawel Pawlus and Tomasz Wolski.
When Russia started hostilities against civilians, Europeans united to take in almost 8 million refugees from Ukraine. What happened to those who never left and those who came back home? Does “home” mean the same to them? Filmmakers Piotr Pawlus and Tomasz Wolski show what life is like in bombed towns and burnt-down villages.
A list of all the films in the programme and all the necessary information about the festival can be found on the Visions du Reél website.