Competition - Fiction

Numbers

By Oleg Sentsov

Ten characters, each wearing a number and not knowing each other’s names nor where they come from, practice daily rituals, subject to rules as strict as they are useless under the eye of armed guards and an omnipotent chief. Welcome to a dystopian, ferocious and absurd world led by Ukrainian dissident Oleg Sentsov from the Russian prison in which he was held from 2014 to 2019! An unclassifiable, raw, and deeply haunted film.

Directed in collaboration with Akhtem Seitablaiev

Copresented with the HEAD-Genève and the International Coalition for Filmmakers at Risk (ICFR)

Masterclass with Oleg Sentsov, Saturday 06.03 at 2pm

  • Section Competition - Fiction
  • Original language(s) Ukrainian
  • Subtitle(s) English & French

Eastern EuropeFreedom & Democracy


Director(s)
Oleg Sentsov
Writer(s)
Oleg Sentsov

Casting

  • Evhen Chernykov
  • Agatha Larionova
  • Oleksandr Begma
  • Maksym Devizorov
  • Iryna Mak
  • Oleksandr Yarema
  • Viktor Zhdanov
  • Lorena Kolibabchuk
  • Denys Rodnianskyi
  • Olena Uzliuk
  • Mariia Smolyakova

Production

  • 435 Films
  • Apple Film Production
  • Ĉeská Televize
  • Canal+ Poland
  • Halley Production

Rights holder

  • Latido Films

Cinematographer

  • Adam Sikora

Music

  • Milosh Elich

Sound

  • Bartłomiej Woźniak
  • Wojciech Mielimąka
Duration
104'
Year
2019
Production country
Ukraine, Poland, France & Czech Republic
Status
Swiss Premiere
Watch the film online

Accessible on demand from 5 to 14 March 2021
(subject to availability)