A film about the war in eastern Ukraine won the main prize at the renowned Doc.fest in Munich.
For the documentary “Trenches”, the French director Loup Bureau captured Ukrainian soldiers in the Donbass region fighting against von Russia supported separatists, the film festival announced on Saturday. He shows how they tried to lead a reasonably normal everyday life between explosions and enemy attacks.
According to the jury’s justification, Loup Bureau’s commitment alone was worthy of an award. But “Trenches” is also a wonderful film that documents everyday life in the trenches with a lot of respect and without gimmickry. According to the organizers, the main prize of the festival is endowed with 10,000 euros.
From May 4th (until May 15th) in Munich cinemas, the Dok.fest showed 124 films from 55 countries, including Germany, Spain, South Africa, Poland, Scandinavia, Canada and the USA. It opened with the documentary “Navalny”, which deals with the poisoning of Kremlin opponent Alexei Navalny and the consequences. Four films from the Ukraine could also be seen.