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original title: Chillnobyl

2021, 55 min., color, Russian-Ukrainian

DOCUMENTARY CATEGORIES : Art / Music / Literature / Culture, Current Time / Politics, Social / Society / Human
PRODUCTION : BUDGET : 11 500 euro


Director : Screenplay : Pablo Rojas Castillo
Cinematographer : Anton Khimoroda and Anton Kuleba
Producers : Lucy Kravtsova


FESTIVALS: Alvsbyn Film Festival 2021, Beat Film Festival 2021


MAKE RAVE NOT WAR                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
35 years after the accident at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, a group of young guys are trying to re-interpretate this place of the tragedy through art. The dream of our main character – Igor – is to create a rave in Chernobyl. That would help become the exclusion zone into an accessible platform, and not a heavy Soviet legacy. Igor is going to face a reality in which not everyone is ready to accept Chernobyl as a territory for new opportunities. In the process of creating a rave, the system of black business, corruption and hypocrisy of the authorities is revealed. Igor’s path proves that change is inevitable: a dialogue between old paradigms and ideas of a new generation must happen.