EASTERN FRONT

Czech Republic, Latvia, Ukraine, United States 2023 – Director: Vitaly Mansky, Yevhen TITARENKO – Original language: Russian, Ukrainian – Subtitles: English – Length: 98 min.

  • Tue, 5/9/23
    18.30
    Rio 2
    Original with English subtitles
  • Thu, 5/11/23
    17.30
    Deutsches Theater Silbersaal
    Original with English subtitles (foreseen: online-Q&A w/ director and producer)
  • Sat, 5/13/23
    21.00
    City 3
    Original with English subtitles (Q&A with director Y. Titarenko and producer)

Yevhen "Rezhnik" Titarenko, co-director of the film, has joined a volunteer ambulance crew that takes the seriously injured from the battlefront to the nearest hospital. The rescue missions are dramatic. They have to avoid roadblocks and mined areas while lives are fought for in the back of the van. By contrast there is the everyday life beyond the frontline: family get-togethers, a christening, a day at the lake. Silvia Bauer

This film is not available online. You can buy a regular ticket for a cinema screening.

Biography

Vitaly Mansky was born in the former Soviet Union in Lviv and studied film in Moscow. The multi-award-winning director and founder of ArtDocFest has been living in Latvian exile in Riga since 2014.

Filmography

PUTIN'S WITNESSES, LV/CH/CZ 2018, 107 min.
CLOSE RELATIONS, LV/DE/EE/UA 2016, 112 min.
UNDER THE SUN, RU/DE/CZ 2015, 106 min.

Note

This film contains explicit depictions of violence.

English/Original Title: SHIDNIY FRONT. Writer: Vitaly Mansky. Camera: Yevhen Titarenko, Ivan Fomichenko. Sound: Václav Flegl. Editing: Andrey Paperny. Production: Verto, BRAHA. Producer: Natalia Manskaia, Natalia Khazan. Co-Producers: Co-producers: Filip Remunda, Vit Klusak (Hypermarket Film), Kenan Aliev (Current Time). International Sales: Deckert Distribution.

Best of Fests 2023
  • Tue, 5/9/23
    18.30
    Rio 2
    Original with English subtitles
  • Thu, 5/11/23
    17.30
    Deutsches Theater Silbersaal
    Original with English subtitles (foreseen: online-Q&A w/ director and producer)
  • Sat, 5/13/23
    21.00
    City 3
    Original with English subtitles (Q&A with director Y. Titarenko and producer)

This film is not available online. You can buy a regular ticket for a cinema screening.