Documentary ‘In the Rearview’ about Ukraine refugees wins at War on Screen festival
At the War on Screen film festival in France, the Polish director Maciek Hamela's ‘In the Rearview’ won first place in the feature film competition
This is reported by the Ukrainian State Film Agency.
‘In the Rearview’, directed by Maciek Hamela, tells the story of Ukrainian refugees who have a common goal: to find a safe place during the war.
In the film, Hamela’s evacuation vehicle drives along the roads of Ukraine, past mined fields and numerous military checkpoints, saving people. The car serves as a kind of waiting room, hospital, shelter, place of trust and testimony at the same time.
The film was created with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency.
The film was shot by Ukrainian cameraman Yuriy Dunay and Polish cameramen Wawrzyniec Skoczylas, Marcin Sierakowski, Piotr Grawender, the latter of whom co-produced the film with director Hamela.
The co-producers are French director, producer and screenwriter Jean-Marie Guigon and Ukrainian film and TV producer and screenwriter Anna Palenchuk.
For reference. War on Screen is a festival of films and animated films that highlight conflicts. This year's War on Screen film festival was held from October 2 to 8 in Chalon-en-Champagne, France.
Earlier, a film about a museum in Kherson looted by Russians won a short film competition in Ivano-Frankivsk.