Atlantis

Cinema Arts Centre presents Atlantis

Valentyn Vasyanovych | 2021 | 108 minutes

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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

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

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

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