The Film «Donbass. Suburb» included in the program of the Rome film festival

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pilotoperated in fotobounce on the city of Donetsk from the apartment of the victim in the bombardment of the city. Archival photoThe Film «Donbass. Suburb» included in the program of the Rome film festival© RIA Novosti / Sergey Pilotoperated the image Bank

The Film Renata Davletyarova «The Donbass. Suburb» will represent Russia in the official program of the International film festival in Rome (Rome Film Fest) October 23 at the Palais des festivals, Auditorium Parco della Musica, said on Friday the press-service of the Ministry of culture of the Russian Federation.

«Everything that happens in the film «Donbass. The edge» is based on real events. Screenwriter since the beginning of the conflict was in the Donbas, where he collected a number of stories included in the final scenario. It is important that the action takes place not today, but in 2014, when it was just beginning. It’s not a Thriller, and «simple» war, Hemingway when there are major challenges: to survive, to find water, medicine, food», – the press service quoted Davletyarov.

In the film a young soldier of the Ukrainian army Andrei Sokolov (Gela Meskhi), sent to a war zone, fleeing from the fire, falls into the cellar of the house where they met with several different people. They came from different sides, they have different lives and Outlook. But they are all United by one dream – to end as soon as possible. The characters talk to each other in Russian and Ukrainian languages, knowing each other, but experiencing a painful identity on the background of the tragic events.

Role in the film was played by Evgeny Mikheev, Sergey Kholmogorov, Anna Peskova, Andrea Kurochkin Eugene Malakhov.

The shooting of the film took place in the fall of 2017 in the Crimea, near Evpatoria, in the warehouse district of the village of Mirny. The film will be released in Russian cinemas in the spring of 2019.

Rome international film festival will be held in the capital of Italy from 18 to 28 October 2018. The opening ceremony will be the world premiere of the film «Nothing good in the hotel «El Royale» (dir. Drew Goddard) with the participation of Hollywood stars Jeff bridges, Dakota Johnson, Chris Hemsworth, John Hamm and others. Honorary awards of the festival for their invaluable contribution to film this year will receive Director Martin Scorsese and actress Isabelle Huppert.