BIFF 2020
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DIY Country

ORIGINAL TITLE:
DIY Country
Frankrike/ 2016/ 1 t. 27 min.
LANGUAGE:
russisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Antony Butts
WRITER:
Antony Butts
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Antony Butts
PRODUCER:
Antony Butts, Olivier Mille
Dude, where is my country?

In the wake of Russia's annexation of the Crimean peninsula in 2014, a group of Ukrainian rebels proclaimed the somewhat shaky state called The People's Republic of Donetsk. In DIY COUNTRY we witness their struggle as they realize that state-building is not as easy as it seems. Starting out with fresh hope and a somewhat naive optimism, disillusionment and infighting soon sets in, with director Antony Butts on hand to document the internal conflicts and power struggles. The resulting film is a surrealist fable about the people behind the headlines.

 

Antony Butts

Antony Butts (UK) Filmography: AFTER THE APOCALYPSE (2010)

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