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When Spring Came To Bucha
  • 66 min
  • Russian, Ukrainian
  • English
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After 35 days of fierce fighting the Russian army retreated from Kyiv region. The damage was huge: buildings had been destroyed and hundreds of killed civilians buried in gardens and mass graves. The movie follows various residents as they pick themselves up from the smoldering ruins, in the very first weeks of the aftermath chaos. The dead get identified, debris is cleared, and prosecutors start talking about a war tribunal. At first, all is panic, despair, and sadness accompanied by sheer bafflement that they have been attacked by a country with so many ties. But as the first blossoms of spring start appearing, these Ukrainians also reveal their resilience.
Film crew
  • Director:
    Mila Teshaieva, Marcus Lenz
  • Cinematographer:
    Marcus Lenz, Mila Teshaieva
  • Producer:
    Marcus Lenz, Wildfilms
  • Composer:
    DakhaBrakha Ganna Gryniva
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  • Language:
    Russian, Ukrainian
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  • Artdocfest 2023
    Artdocfest Open