Berlin Zvizdal: [Chernobyl, so far—so close]
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BERLIN: Zvizdal [Chernobyl, so far—so close]

BERLIN: Zvizdal. Photo: Frederik Buyckx.

“Slowly and sensitively, a remarkable portrait is created, offering no simple answers to the questions that arise, even the central one of why Pétro and Nadia choose to stay.” —Irish Times

Thirty years after Chernobyl, an elderly couple still refuses to leave. This portrait of love, stubbornness, and survival in the Ukraine brings audiences into an intimate relationship with Pétro and Nadia Lubenoc through an immersive hybrid of documentary film and theatrical installation. Tentative, then trusting, the Lubenocs allowed the Antwerp-based BERLIN to document their lives, resulting in a singular portrait of necessity, rather than choice.

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  • Support provided by Producers’ Council members Leni and David Moore, Jr./The David & Leni Moore Family Foundation.

  • BERLIN is supported by the Flemish Government. The North American tour of Zvizdal [Chernobyl, so far—so close] is supported by the General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA.