'Voices from Chernobyl', a movie by Pol Cruchten about the tragedy of Chernobyl, has been widely acclaimed abroad. Last weekend, this documentary, which is currently on show the the Utopia cinema in Luxembourg City, was awarded the prize for the best documentary at the Minneapolis Saint-Paul International Festival in the United States. According to the jury, the movie is 'a deeply moving poetic journey which explores the relationship between tragedy and enduring love through the stories of those whose lives were profoundly changed by the Chernobyl nuclear accident. The film’s exceptional visual power and innovative experimental approach widens the creative freedom and potential of documentary filmmaking.
Moreover, the movie won the Grand Prize at the 35th International Environmental Film Festival (Fife) in Paris. 'Voices from Chernobyl', which is neither a through-and-through documentary, nor a fiction, is based on the eponymous book by Svetlana Alexievitch, 2015 Nobel Literature Prize laureate. The movie's appearance in Luxembourg's cinemas coincides with the 30th anniversary ot the Chernobyl disaster, which happened on 26 April 1986 in today's Ukraine (then part of the USSR).
(article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)