Sean Penn’s Ukraine movie to premiere at Berlinale

Sean Penn needed to make a documentary concerning the lifetime of Volodimir Zelenski, however the outbreak of the warfare gave the venture an surprising flip. “Superpower” will premiere subsequent month in Berlin.

In November 2021, American actor Sean Penn traveled to Ukraine with the curiosity of creating a movie venture. He visited the Donetsk area, within the east of the nation, the place he discovered first-hand concerning the state of affairs within the separatist areas. He additionally met Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky, who has been in workplace since 2019. The actor and movie director was additionally in Ukraine on February 24, 2022, the very day the warfare with Russia broke out.

In accordance with the announcement in Berlin by the Berlinale’s creative director, Carlo Chatrian, the movie “Superpower”, which resulted from Sean Penn’s venture, will have fun its world premiere on the 73rd version of the competition, which takes place subsequent February.

From comic to wartime head of state

The movie’s script, which was initially meant to cowl Zelensky’s profession from working as an actor and comic in movie and tv to changing into head of state, took a flip when the warfare started.

Penn, winner of two Oscars for the movies “Milk” (2008) and “Mystic River” (2003) declared in a spherical desk in April 2022: “We met with Zelenski, a person who wore a swimsuit, and the subsequent morning they entered the Russians. The subsequent time I noticed him, he was carrying camouflage gear and the world had modified.”

Since final fall, Russia has completely barred Sean Penn from the nation, in retaliation for his ties to Ukraine. The actor, who has additionally made his assist for Ukrainian warfare refugees public, gave Zelensky, on a go to he made to him in November 2022, one in all his Oscar statuettes and advised him to maintain it till the top. from the warfare.

Sean Penn introduced one in all his Oscar statuettes to Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky final November.

Help program of the Berlinale 2023

MariĆ«tte Rissenbeek, common director of the Berlinale, introduced that, inside the assist program of the movie competition, quite a few solidarity actions with Ukraine and Iran are deliberate. On February 7 they’ll announce extra particulars of this system, along with the agenda with the dates of all of the movies that can be screened. The 73rd version of the competition begins on February 16 and ends on February 26, 2023.

(voj/ ms)

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