The Trial

International Panorama
Askold Kurov
Estonia, Poland, Czech Republic
2017
71min
Russian

In 2014, Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian filmmaker, Euromaidan activist, and native of Crimea was arrested by the Russian security service. He was secretly transported to Russia, held incommunicado for three weeks, and was later charged with having planned terrorist attacks on bridges, power lines and a monument of Lenin. Director Askold Kurov follows the show trial in which Sentsov defended himself, emphatically denied his alleged crimes, and accused the accusers themselves. The film reveals an absurd and frightening Kafkaesque story about the state machine that convicted Sentsov to 20 years in prison, despite insufficient evidence and with testimonies given under duress.

Projections: 
11.18. Saturday 19:30
Toldi
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
Q&A with the producer
11.19. Sunday 16:00
Kino
English Subtitles
Q&A with the producer
Producer: 
Maria Gavrilova
Max Tuula
Dariusz Jabłoński
Izabela Wójcik
Violetta Kamińska
Editor: 
Michał Leszczyłowski
Evgeny Zaozernykh
Camera: 
Askold Kurov
Sound: 
Sorin Apostol with participation of Fahot Production House
Music: 
Sorin Apostol
Distribution info: 
Rise And Shine World Sales, Anja Dziersk