Oleg Sentsov


Oleg Sentsov, Henry Blake projects among Les Arcs 2022 co-production selection

New films from Oleg Sentsov, County Lines director Henry Blake and Austria’s Sandra Wollner are among the projects selected for the 14th edition of the Les Arcs Film Festival’s Co-Production Village. All of the projects will compete for the €6,000 ArteKino International Award. Ukraine’s Sentsov participates with...
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Film fest to frontline: Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov

It was less than a year ago that Ukrainian movie director Oleg Sentsov was presenting his latest film "Rhino" at the prestigious Venice film festival.  Later the same year, the director of the internationally acclaimed film "Gamer" (2011) was arrested by Russia and sentenced to 20 years in jail on terrorism charges.
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Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov talks from war frontline

Los Angeles, March 4 (SocialNews.XYZ) Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov (aRhino') has issued a powerful statement from the frontlines of the Russia-Ukraine war. According to Variety, the statement read: "In 2014, I was unlawfully imprisoned in Russia and sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment for fighting against Putin regime and annexation of Crimea. Back then, the whole film industry stood up to support me. And I am immensely grateful for it. Now I'm asking you to support my country," Sentsov said.

Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov Speaks Out From Front Lines Of War: “Russian Bombs Are Falling On Children”

Click here to read the full article. Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker and activist whose latest feature was the 2021 Venice premiere Rhino, has released a full statement from the frontline of the war backing the boycott of Russian cinema. Scroll down to read it. The director, who spent five years in a Russian jail on terror charges that Amnesty International described as fabricated, including time on hunger strike, is joining the call for a “boycott of Russian cinematography in all dimensions, including film cooperation: co-production, distribution and festivals.” As Deadline has previously reported, the idea of a boycott is splitting opinion...

​Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov calls for Russian cinema boycott from the trenches

Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov has described his new life in the trenches following the Russian invasion of his country and launched a petition urging the international film community to boycott Russian cinema while hostilities persist. “My country is being ruined, but our spirit is strong. We are going to fight...

Ukrainian Director Oleg Sentsov Calls for Total Russian Film Boycott

Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker and activist who spent five years in a Russian jail, has released a statement backing the complete boycott of Russian films. Writing from Kyiv and the frontline of the war against Russia, the director — whose last film Rhino premiered in Venice in 2021 — called for a boycott “in all dimensions.”More from The Hollywood ReporterMaksim Chmerkovskiy Arrives Safely in L.A. After Leaving UkraineBAFTA Games Awards: 'It Takes Two,' 'Returnal' Lead NomineesFremantle Acquires Italian 'Medici,' 'Leonardo' Production Company Lux Vide See the full statement below. In 2014, I was unlawfully imprisoned in Russia and sentenced to 20 years of imprisonment...

Ukraine to Be Stockholm Festival’s Focus Nation in 2022; ‘Rhino’ Director Oleg Sentsov Plans on Attending

Click here to read the full article. In the wake of Russia’s invasion, the Stockholm International Film Festival will turn the spotlight on Ukraine during its next edition which kicks off on Nov. 9. As part of the focus nation program, Stockholm will host film screenings, director visits as well as masterclasses highlighting the country’s cinematic successes. Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, who won last year’s best film award at Stockholm for his movie “Rhino” and could not attend the ceremony due to the pandemic, has been invited to the 2022 edition. “Rhino” depicts Ukraine’s criminal world in the 1990s. “We appreciate your support...

Oleg Sentsov, Sergei Loznitsa join appeal for peace in Ukraine

Ukrainian filmmakers Oleg Sentsov and Sergei Loznitsa have joined leading figures from Ukraine’s cultural and scientific communities in an appeal for peace as Russian forces continue to amass on the Ukrainian border. Some 40 cultural figures have issued a joint call to world leaders and urged Russia to deescalate...

Goteborg Film Fund backs new international projects, including next Oleg Sentsov feature

The new Göteborg Film Fund has confirmed its second round of funding, including its first development grants. The supported projects include the Iranian-Kurdish thriller Zalava, the feature debut of Arsalan Amiri, which is competing in Venice Critics’ Week; and Ukrainian drama Pamfir, by Dmytro Sukholytkyy-Sobchuk. The latter is now in post and selected for the Venice Gap Financing Market and is about a decent man who gives up his honest job to help his family.