IV EASTERN UKRAINIAN
FILM FESTIVAL
online 26 — 31 OCTOBER

“Numbers” is a full-length feature film based on the eponymous play by Oleg Sentsov. It is a story about an imprisoned society trying to overcome its fears and gain freedom. In the world of Numbers, everything is subject to a strict system and a supreme regent – Zero. Ten characters are accustomed to living in this rat race doing everything according to the book of Rules. They do not have an opportunity to choose their own way of life or a person to love. However, life changes with the arrival of a new resident who does not know the current laws. This destroys the peace of mind of an inert regime. Suddenly the unshakable beliefs of the Numbers are shattered. They want to decide their own destiny, receive names and create a new world with their own laws. The Numbers abandon the old system, but will the new system be better than the previous?

Festivals:
The world premiere of the film took place as part of the Berlinale Special screening program of the 70th anniversary Berlin Film Festival on February 21, 2020.

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Про режисера

Oleg Sentsov, Akhtem Seitablaev

Oleh Sentsov is a Ukrainian filmmaker, writer and activist from Crimea. As a filmmaker he shot his film in 2011 Gamer. Following the Russian annexation of Crimea he was arrested in Crimea in May 2014 and sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment by a Russian court in August 2015 on charges of plotting terrorism acts.  The conviction was described as fabricated by Amnesty International and others. He was awarded the European Parliament’s Sakharov Prize in 2018. On 7 September 2019 he was released in a prisoner swap.

Akhtem Seitablayev born 11 December 1972 in Yangiyo‘l, Uzbek SSR) is a Crimean Tatar actor, screenwriter, and film director based in Ukraine. He is the director of several high-profile films, including Haytarma in 2013 and Another’s Prayer in 2017. He has expressed opposition to the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and his films about the fate of several prominent Crimean Tatars have been praised throughout Europe but criticized by the Russian far-right.

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Творча команда

Actors Olersandr Yarema, Iryna Mak, Victor Zhdanov, Lorena Kolybabchuk, Denys Rodniansky, Olena Uzliuk, Eugene Cherykov, Agatha Larionova, Olersandr Begma, Mariia Smoliakova, Maksym Devizorov, Victor Andrienko, Oleg Karpenko