The creator of the film “Vision of a Butterfly” Maxim Nakonechny appeared on the red carpet of the Cannes Film Festival
The team of the Ukrainian film “Vision of a Butterfly” at the Cannes Film Festival reminded everyone about the war in Ukraine / Photo: Getty Images
Paramedic Yulia Paevskaya, also known as Tayra, was taken prisoner by the Russians while she was in Mariupol. At the Cannes Film Festival in France, the Ukrainian team did not miss the opportunity to remind the world that a cruel and bloody war is going on right now in Ukraine.
At the film festival the debut film was presented in the program “Un Certain Regard” Ukrainian director Maxim Nakonechny. Producers Elizabeth Smith and Daria Bassel also worked on the creation of the film. On the red carpet, they wore T-shirts with the inscription:
Russians kill Ukrainians. Do you find it offensive and disturbing to talk about this genocide?
Also, the whole team, including the actors who starred in the tape, unfolded a huge banner with the same words:
Ukrainians in Cannes recalled the war unleashed by Russia / Photo: Getty Images
All of them covered their faces with transparent posters, which depict symbols from Instagram – crossed out eye and inscription in English “sensitive content” – which means content that is not recommended for viewing by especially impressionable people; sensitive content.
It was these badges that appeared on photos and videos with the atrocities of the Russian army in Ukraine – such publications were either deleted by Instagram or “disguised” it under a similar sign.
By the way, Nakonechny’s film “Vision of a Butterfly” tells about a warrior woman who, after being released from enemy captivity, is trying to return to her peaceful life in Ukraine. The pain and trauma of the experience constantly surface, but something inside her does not allow her to forget why she must live on.
Maxim Nakonechny and other members of the team of the film “Vision of a Butterfly” held a rally in support of Ukraine in Cannes / Photo: Getty Images
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