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LanguageUkrainian, Russian
Warning Violence, disturbing scenes
Mariupolis
Мариуполис

A vital portrait of a city and a people whose devastation by Russian forces has since horrified the world, from a filmmaker who has paid the ultimate price for his work. Shot in 2016, when Mariupol had already experienced two years of the Donbas war, this is a film about trying to live a normal life with war all around you: bus drivers plan shifts, a cobbler repairs shoes, a violinist gives a recital. When violence intrudes, it is met with a mix of stoicism and denial. Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravičius was killed in April 2022 by Russian forces while filming the follow-up to what is now a heartbreaking exploration of human lives irrevocably altered.

The license fee for Mariupolis is being donated to the family of Mantas Kvedaravičius.

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Awards and Festivals
2016
Award Laurel
Winner
Best Documentary
Lithuanian Film Awards
2016
Award Laurel
Winner
Best Film
Vilnius International Film Festival
2016
Award Laurel
Nominee
Amnesty International Film Prize
Berlin International Film Festival
Cast and Crew