One of 15 contenders for Best Documentary Feature at 91st Academy Awards. The nominations to be released 22 January, 2019, and the winner to be announced at the 91st Academy Awards February 24, 2019.
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Set in Eastern Ukraine on the front-line of the war, following the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual erosion of his innocence beneath the pressures of war. Oleg lives with his beloved grandmother, Alexandra, in the small village of Hnutove. Having no other place to go, Oleg and Alexandra stay and watch as others leave the village. Life becomes increasingly difficult with each passing day, and the war offers no end in sight. In this now half-deserted village where Oleg and Alexandra are the only true constants in each other’s lives, the film shows just how fragile, but crucial, close relationships are for survival.
Through Oleg’s perspective, the film examines what it means to grow up in a war zone: A child’s growing universal struggle to discover what the world is interlaced with all the dangers and challenges the war presents.
Directed by Simon Lereng Wilmont. Produced by Monica Hellström (THE ACT OF KILLING), Final Cut For Real
Spotlight Award Nominee – Cinema Eye Honors 2019 Honorable Mention – Pare Lorentz Award – 2018 IDA Awards Winner – First Appearance Award – IDFA 2017 Winner – Best Nordic Documentary – Göteborg Film Festival 2018 Winner – Golden Gate Award – SFFILM 2018 Winner – Fipresci Award – Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival 2018 Winner – Best International Film – DocAviv Film Festival 2018 Nominee – Best European Documentary – European Film Awards 2018
Gregg W. Morris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Release Date: August 4, 2017 Director: Kathryn Bigelow Writer: Mark Boal Producers: Megan Ellison, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew Budman, Colin Wilson and Mark Boal. Cast: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Kaitlyn Dever, Jack Reynor, Ben O’Toole, Joseph David Jones, Ephraim Sykes, Leon Thomas III, Nathan Davis Jr., Peyton Alex Smith, Malcolm David Kelley, Gbenga Akinnabve, Chris Chalk, Jeremy Strong, Laz Alonzo, Austin Hebert, Miguel Pimentel, Kris Davis, with John Krasinski and Anthony Mackie.
Annapurna Pictures, founded by Megan Ellison, focuses on creating sophisticated, high-quality content that is critically and commercially conscious while still appealing to a diverse audience.
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