La Palisiada

Nov. 8, 2023 |


Ukraine, 1996. In a few months’ time, an independent state will sign Protocol No 6 to the European Convention on Human Rights, on the abolition of the death penalty. But in a dark, underground chamber, the person responsible for the murder of a police colonel is shot at point-blank range. Director is devilishly attentive to small details in his full-length debut, meticulously reconstructing the life and traditions of the mid-1990s. La Palisiada is more of a political work than it might seem at first glance. The final scene of the shooting was filmed in a prison in Bucha, a city that later became a grim symbol of Russian war crimes. And the spirit of imperial colonialism looms over the movie throughout, both in the Russian speech by the father of one of the heroines, and in the burdensome legacy of punitive measures.

/La Palisiada/ (2023) directed by Philip Sotnychenko.

the films have english subtitles,

the entrance is free.

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