NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE A group of young Ukrainian actors, each with psychological scars of the war in Donbas, are cast in an experimental theatrical production of Hamlet. As they confront Hamlet’s famous “To be, or not to be” soliloquy, the actors process their own dilemmas, mere months prior to Russia’s 2022 full-scale invasion of their country. Their emotions ricochet between the hope inspired by the Maidan Revolution of 2013 and the looming specter of war. – Jaie Laplante

The first screening will be followed by a Q&A with Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski.

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Director: Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski
Executive Producer: Magdalena Kaminska, Agata Szymanska
Producer: Magdalena Kaminska, Agata Szymanska; Co-Producers Andreas Banz, Matthias Miegel, Robert Thalheim
Cinematographer: Piotr Rosolowski
Editor: Agata Cierniak
Language: Russian, Ukrainan
Country: Poland, Germany
Year: 2022