Screen can reveal the first trailer for Valentyn Vasyanovych’s Reflection, which plays in Competiton at this year’s Venice Film Festival (September 1-11).

After winning the top Horizons prize in 2019 with Atlantis, Ukraine’s Vasyanovych steps up to Competition with a drama — which he also wrote, shot and edited — about a surgeon (Roman Lutskyi) who is captured by Russian military forces in the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine. He returns to his comfortable middle-class apartment on release, and tries to find a renewed purpose in life.

Produced by Vladimir Yatsenko of Forefilms, Reflection won the Alphapanda Audience Engagement Award at Les Arcs’ Works in Progress 2020 and was also selected for the Berlinale Co-Production Market in 2020.

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