At a time when Ukraine sinks deeper and deeper into chaos, suffering the violent exactions of the Russian army in an absurd and iniquitous war, Unifrance calls on the professionals of the international film and television industry to focus their attention on this battered country, its history and culture.
We hence invite you to discover the interview with Théodore Bourdeau (Bangumi) and Charlotte Tachet (ZED), respectively producer and international distributor of Zelensky: The Story, a remarkable and highly topical portrait of the Ukrainian President, which was initially broadcast on March 9 on TMC and has since been programmed in some twenty territories worldwide. A multitude of television programs – which constitute as many keys to decipher the past, present, and envisage the future of this country today in the center of the world chessboard – are also available on Screenopsis (by typing "Ukraine" in the search tab).
Unifrance also urges the professionals present at Cannes this year to honor the Ukrainian films in the various selections: Bachennya Metelyka (Butterfly Vision) by Maksim Nakonechnyi (Un Certain Regard),Pamfir by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk (Directors' Fortnight), and The Natural History of Destruction by Sergei Loznitsa (Official Selection, Special Screenings).
At a time when war is forcing Ukrainians into silence or exile, it is our duty to draw attention, all over the world, to the filmmakers, artists, and teams who strive to ensure that this unique and committed cinema exists.
We also invite you to dive into this non-exhaustive filmography, bringing together French films and co-productions which, in one way or another, shed significant light on Ukraine: