Atlantis by Vasyanovych wins Aurora prize at Tromsø International Film Festival


Atlantis — the Ukrainian film about Donbas — by director Valentyn Vasyanovych has won the Aurora prize at the Tromsø International Film Festival in Norway.

The Tromso International Film Festival was held from January 13 to January 19.

Atlantis describes the events taking place in 2025 – a year after the probable end of the war in eastern Ukraine. It can be understood from the context that Ukraine won, but it is still very difficult to restore the pre-war life in Donbas as military hostilities caused enormous damage to nature – flooded mines and destroyed factories poisoned land and water.

The film's world premiere took place at the Horizons Competition of the 76th Venice International Film Festival, where the film won the Orizzonti Award for Best Film. Atlantis also received Special Jury Prize at the 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival and the Grand Prix of the 26th Minsk International Film Festival Listapad.