Directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych • 2019 • Ukraine
Starring Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak
Ukraine’s official selection for the 2021 Academy Awards, Valentyn Vasyanovych’s haunting and suddenly prescient sci-fi feature ATLANTIS envisions a Russian invasion of his country and its aftermath. Eastern Ukraine, 2025: In a desert unsuitable for human habitation, water is a dear commodity brought by trucks. A wall is being built on the border. Sergiy, a former soldier, is having trouble adapting to his new reality. He meets Katya while on a mission dedicated to exhuming the past. Together, they try to return to some sort of normal life, in which they are also allowed to fall in love again.