All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to the EUR Student Emergency Fund to help students who are affected by the war in Ukraine.

About the film
When war is called peace, propaganda is bombed to truth and hatred is elevated to love, then life begins to resemble death. Director Sergei Loznitsa gives a ‘practical guide’ for surviving in such a hell.

In this case that hell has a specific name: the East-Ukrainian Donbass, where criminal gangs, the local army and Russian troops fight each other on the streets. There is fear, anger and suspicion everywhere, but what is real and what is fake news? With actors and residents from the region, Loznitsa recreates films that go around on social media to show that the truth is often stranger than fiction.

This episodic fictionalization emphasizes the grotesque of situations that are strange and disturbing. Full of very dark humor, the film shows us a society in decline, while absurd comedy gradually turns into absurd tragedy.

Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Cast: Valeriu Andriuta, Thorsten Merten, Sergei Kolesov
Year: 2018
Length: 121 minutes
Language: Ukranian, Russian and English, also English subtitled

Meer informatie:

  • Date: Wednesday 6 april
  • Time: 20.00-22.15 Doors open: 19.30
  • Location: Aula/ Auditorium, Erasmus Building on campus Woudestein
  • Entrance: €4,-


Organised by Studium Generale together with ESN Rotterdam and Eastern Eureopean Student Association.