Donbass, a European co-production by the prominent filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (A Gentle Creature), is a series of hair-raising episodes that tackle fake news in Russia’s “hybrid war” against Ukraine. A blisteringly angry nightmare-comedy shot nimbly by the Romanian cinematographer Oleg Mutu, Donbass depicts the region as a hell where manufactured realities and assumed identities have diffused any sense of responsibility for violence. Expect total silence in the theater after that sledgehammer of an ending.

by Joule Zelman
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Sergei Loznitsa
Tamara Yatsenko, Irina Zayarmiuk