The documentary directed by Sean Penn and Aaron Kaufman, about President Volodymyr Zelensky and Ukraine, will premiere next month at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival.
The documentary of Sean Pennshot in Ukraine with Volodymyr Zelensky, will debut next month at Berlinale. Over the past few months, the actor has also traveled to Ukraine itself to express support for him.
Superpower is the title of the documentary directed by Sean Penn and Aaron Kaufman, as reported by Deadlinewhich documents what has happened in Ukraine since the start of the Russian invasion.
Introducing the feature film, the artistic director Carlo Chatrian he has declared: “This is a documentary film made under very difficult circumstances, but it is also a film about the role of art and artists in difficult times“.
The film, Chartrain continued, shows footage of Sean Penn in Ukraine in November 2021, filming with President Zelensky, and footage of the actor-director appearing in the country’s capital, Kiev, as the invasion began. of Russia.
In November last year, Sean Penn traveled to Ukraine not only to reaffirm his support, but also to present the Oscar statuette to Zelensky. “This is for you. It’s just symbolic nonsense, but if I know it’s here, I’ll feel better“, these are the words of Sean Penn in a video that portrayed the meeting. “When you win, take it back to Malibu, because I’ll feel so much better knowing there’s a piece of me here“.
On that occasion, Zelensky led the Oscar-winning actor through the streets of Kiev to show him a commemorative plaque dedicated to him. Penn had visited Ukraine in November 2021 to research for the film, leaving shortly after for security reasons.
Superpower will be screened as part of the Berlinale Special Gala series. The screening will be one of the main events in Berlin. Held on the first anniversary of the invasion of Russia, the festival will host a selection of events to show support for Ukrainian filmmakers.