“It’s a drama based on real events,” he said in a speech at the opening ceremony. “A tragedy in the result… of explosions, shots, and warnings of air raids. Horror, not 120 minutes but 189 days. One hundred and eighty-nine days of war going on in Ukraine.”
Elsewhere in his speech, Zelensky appealed to “cultural figures” to speak out against the war.
“Directors, producers, actors, screenwriters, photographers, composers, art directors, designers, critics and many more, from many countries in the world, all belong to the same family of cinema; your opinion matters and your voice matters,” he said in the video. He is not afraid. do not pass. Don’t stay neutral.”