Latvia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, USA | 2023 | 98 min

August, 2022. The invasion of Ukraine has been going on for six months. Vitaly Mansky and Yevhen Titarenko report on the war from East and West. On the eastern frontline, there are clashes house to house; in the western rear, soldiers spend their leaves with their families. The Eastern Front is the story of the war seen from within – a war that began well before the fateful date of last year’s February 24, but actually dates back to 2014. Mansky in the rear lines and Titarenko, volunteering in the frontline with a health unit, film the reality of a country that experiences conflict in all kinds of situations. Their narrative is torn between the shootings on the enemy’s frontline and the conversations of the soldiers in moments of tranquillity during their leaves. The images are very far from those seen in the past two years’ reports: war is everywhere, lurking from and taking life in frozen spaces apparently distant from the front, pervading every corner of invaded Ukraine. (a.d.)

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Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 09 Nov 2023
  • Time: 15:30


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Vitaly Mansky, Yevhen Titarenko


Vitaly Mansky, Yevhen Titarenko

Mansky is a Russian documentary filmmaker and producer. He has directed over 30 films and he has won over 100 international awards. Since 2007, he is the founder and president of the International Festival of Creative Documentary Films ‘Artdocfest’. In 2020, he founded the International Documentary Film Festival ‘Artdocfest/Riga’. Titarenko graduated in film and TV direction from the Mykolaychuk Institute of Visual Arts. Between 2012 and 2014 he collaborated with a film production company and film school in Crimea. After the beginning of the temporary occupation of Crimea on 2014, he left his works and left Crimea, going to the front as a documentary filmmaker.

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