Atlantis

Valentyn Vasyanovych
2020
108 minutes

VIRTUAL CINEMA PRESENTATION
Projectr presents exclusive engagements of acclaimed and award-winning new releases in your home while benefitting independent theaters. To support your local arthouse, find the theater below, purchase a ticket through its unique virtual screening room, and enjoy the show.

Description

A prize-winner at the Venice Film Festival and Ukraine’s official submission for the 93rd Academy Awards, Atlantis is a gorgeous and visionary sci-fi drama. In 2025, Eastern Ukraine is a desert unsuitable for human habitation, water a dear commodity brought by trucks. A wall is being built on the border. Sergiy, a former soldier having trouble adapting to his new reality, meets Katya while she’s on a humanitarian mission dedicated to exhuming the past. Together, they try to return to some sort of normal life in which they are also allowed to fall in love again.

Reviews

“An electrifying post-apocalyptic vision…. One of the most jaw-dropping shots of the year… absolutely deserving of the biggest canvas possible — it’s a world you want to live in.”
– Ryan Lattanzio Indiewire

“Critic’s Pick! Vasyanovych’s style is informed by both Kubrick and early Jim Jarmusch.”
– Glenn Kenny, The New York Times

“Riveting. A fearfully powerful feature. Mr. Vasyanovych’s approach is literally and figuratively visionary.”
– Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal

“Dazzling, strange, tragic, comic, touching and eventually optimistic. Immensely compelling. Masterful.”
– Robert Abele Los Angeles Times