In connection with the Russian-Ukrainian crisis, the Stockholm International Film Festival will be dedicated to Ukraine during its next edition, which will begin on November 9. According to Variety, the Focus Nation program in Stockholm will host film screenings, visits by directors and master classes on the country’s cinematic success. Helen Mirren shares that she wants to make faster and fiercer films.
Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who received the award for best film last year at the festival for the film “Rhinoceros” and was unable to attend the ceremony due to the pandemic, was invited to the 2022 edition. “We appreciate your support and position,” Sentsov said in a statement in response to the festival’s invitation. “We look forward to visiting Stockholm after the victory,” added the director, who is currently at the forefront to defend his country along with other filmmakers. The family of rapper Drakeo has filed a lawsuit for wrongful death against Live Nation.
The festival said it “wants to shed light on the uncertain future that the Ukrainian film industry is currently facing, and Ukraine needs all the support we can give and contribute to.” Nordic fest also said it would not be showing this year’s Russian-funded Russian film festival “while the current war continues.” Beatrice Carlson, head of the Stockholm Film Festival, said that “the decision is regrettable, but the necessary assessment at this time – Russia’s actions are unacceptable.”
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Ukraine will be the focus of the 2022 Stockholm International Film Festival
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