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The Trial ‘Oleg Sentsov’

dir. Askold Kurov, 75 min., 2017, Czech Republic, Poland, Estonia

(The film is part of the programme with the support of the Liaison Office of the European Parliament in Bulgaria)

In 2018 the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov was awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Sentsov, however, was not there to receive it personally, as he was still in a Russian prison after he has been accused of terrorism. “The Trial” tells the story of his conviction and his fight against injustice, staying true to himself despite the horrifying circumstances. Askold Kurov has incredible access to Sentsov’s family, court, and phone calls which prove his innocence. During the shooting he also witnessed the international filmmakers’ community raising Sentsov’s support.

Premiered at the Berlinale.

About the director:

Асколд Куров познава Олег Сенцов лично отпреди той да бъде арестуван. Сенцов е известен режисьор, чиито филми обикалят международните кинофестивали. След анексирането на Крим от Русия Сенцов помага на украински военни и инициира различни мирни дейности срещу руската окупация. През май 2014 г. е арестуван по обвинение за тероризъм. Куров отива на първите изслушвания в Москва, за да го подкрепи. Тогава разбира, че единственото, което може да направи за него, е да заснеме документален филм за случващото се. 

Special evеnt: 11 December (Friday) discussion with the director Askold Kurov, director Javor Gardev and the director and acticist from Belarus - Andrey Kureichik

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