directed by Valentyn Vasyanovych

Preview Screening
Ukraine | 2019 | 108 mins


A prize-winner at the Venice Film Festival and Ukraine’s official selection for the 2021 Academy Awards, Atlantis is a gorgeous and visionary sci-fi drama. Eastern Ukraine, 2025. A desert unsuitable for human habitation. Water is a dear commodity brought by trucks. A Wall is being build-up on the border. Sergiy, a former soldier, is having trouble adapting to his new reality. He meets Katya while on the Black Tulip mission dedicated to exhuming the past. Together, they try to return to some sort of normal life in which they are also allowed to fall in love again.

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Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Writer: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Producers: Iya Myslytska, Valentyn Vasyanovych, Vladimir Yatsenko
Cast: Andriy Rymaruk, Liudmyla Bileka, Vasyl Antoniak, Lily Hyde
Cinematography: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Editing: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Production Design: Vladlen Odudenko
Costume Design: Karolyna Sheremeta

Screening schedule

27 June > 3 July
Online screening
(Germany only)


Ukrainian with English subtitles



Festivals and Awards

Venice Film Festival
> Winner: Best Film (Venice Horizons Award)
Toronto International Film Festival

About the Director

Valentyn Vasyanovych was born on July 21, 1971 in Zhytomyr, Ukrainian SSR, USSR [now Ukraine]. He is a producer and director, known for Atlantis (2019), Riven chornoho (2017) and Zvychayna sprava (2012).