Help us support the people of Bucha!
Marcus Lenz is a German director, screenwriter and cinematographer based in Berlin. His feature film Rival (2020) premiered at Busan IFF and won the Best Director award at Tokyo IFF, Best Global Film at Pristina IFF
Help us support our protaginists: Olenka - teenage girl from Borodyanka. Liudmila - woman from Bucha who lost her husband and house Olga - who lived through occupation in Irpin and who still doesn't have a home. and probably some others
The film is the personal account of the war in Ukraine, filmed in the first weeks after liberation of Bucha and other towns in Kyiv region. The film follows several protagonists closely as they deal with the aftermath, on practical and psychological level. Stories about destroyed lives but also about humanity and hope, as the war in Ukraine continues to rage.