Saturday, August 6, 2016

Winter on Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom

Winter on Fire captures the aggressively suppressed student protests that took place in Kiev in late 2013, early 2014  that backed the ouster of Putin backed President Viktor Yanukovych in favor of Ukraine's entry into the EU. Resembling the documentary The Square, which similarly captured the Egyption Revolution, Evgeny Afineevsky's film bears the same assets, which include intimate, even remarkable first person filming capturing often shocking brutality and drawbacks such as a lack of narrative structure and redundancy.

*** out of ****