What drives the people who come to your country to wage war? INTERCEPTED is an attempt to find an answer by showing two parallel worlds. The camera registers images of destruction in unhurried shots, in which we see Ukrainian villages, towns, houses and motorways after their liberation from the Russian occupation. Throughout the film, the soundtrack forms a shocking counterpoint. We listen to the recordings of telephone conversations between Russian soldiers and their families. It’s hard to decide which element is more devastating: the soldiers’ confessions of the rape, looting and brutal torture of Ukrainian civilians and prisoners of war or the (mainly) female voices from “back home” that bear witness to chauvinism and hatred, disinformation and schizophrenic propaganda. (Berlinale)

Director's Filmography (Selection)
Intercepted (2024, doc) - Don't Worry, the Doors Will Open (2019, doc short) - Temporary (2017, doc short) - Lost (2015, doc short)
Competition Documentary 2024
Oksana Karpovych
Canada / France / Ukraine 2024
93 minutes
Russian / Ukrainian
OV with English subtitles

Screenings / Tickets

Film guest(s) present: Christopher Nunn (DoP)

Film guest(s) present: Christopher Nunn (DoP)

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Screenplay Oksana Karpovych
Cinematography Christopher Nunn
Editing Charlotte Tourrès
Sound/Sounddesign Alex Lane, Artem Kosynskyi
Music NFNR
Producer(s) Giacomo Nudi, Rocío B. Fuentes, Pauline Tran Van Lieu, Lucie Rego, Darya Bassel, Olha Beskhmelnytsina
Les films Cosmos, Hutong Productions, Moon Man
World Sales
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
Berlinale 2024

28.5. – 2.6.