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Deus ex forgot the text

Deus ex forgot the text
The city of Chernivtsi, the first month of the war. Refugees from all over Ukraine, including theatrical figures, arrive there. They end up in a world where art is no longer needed. Despite this, they start recreating theatre in the present circumstances; they perform on the streets and in refugee centers, rehearsing plays about the war in bomb shelters during air raid sirens.
Director Biography - Markiian Miroshnychenko
Born in Kyiv in 1996. Graduated from Ivan Karpenko-Kry Kyiv National University of Theater, Film and Television with a degree in Directing for Television (the workshop of Vasyl Viter). As a director shoot short and full-length movies, music videos. Worked as a director at Ukrainian TV channels (Oboz, STB, Ukraina, 4). Acted in numerous TV shows, short and full-length movies, plays. Scriptwriter and director of movies: “Oasis”, “Wandering Star, “Les. Little Drama” (Grand-prix of the International Film Festival Beyond time) and so on. In 2017 created a short movie “Legend of the Hospitallers” within an almanac “Glory to the Heroes” which is dedicated to the heroes of the war against Russia. Prizewinner and laureate of Ukrainian and international art and movie festivals in Ukraine and abroad Wrote and presented a final thesis The Work between a Director and an Actor in a Comedy Film. A graduate student in Ivan Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theater, Film and Television. Directed the full-length movie “True Santa” (2022). Director Statement When the war started, I faced the question of whether I should continue doing art when the whole world collapsed. In March of 2022, after leaving the outskirts of Kyiv, I and my family ended up in Chernivtsi. By coincidence, a lot of my colleagues (actors, directors, playwrights, producers, cameramen) were there, as well. All of them faced the same questions, as I did. I started recording everything that was going on around me, while observing how artists adapt, looking for ways to create. No one stopped and everyone continued creating in any way they could for those who were close, both local people and refugees.