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Director Mantas Kvedaravicius killed in Ukraine

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- The Lithuanian filmmaker died on 2 April as he was trying to leave the Ukrainian town of Mariupol, besieged by Russian forces

Director Mantas Kvedaravicius killed in Ukraine
Filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravicius

European cinema is mourning the death of Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravicius, who was killed last Saturday, 2 April, in Mariupol, Ukraine, where he had gone to document the war and was trying to leave the city besieged by Russian forces.

Born in 1976, Mantas Kvedaravicius had to his credit the documentaries Barzakh and Mariupolis [+see also:
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interview: Mantas Kvedaravicius
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, which were unveiled at the Berlinale Panorama Dokumente in 2011 and 2016 respectively (read the interview with the filmmaker), and the feature-length fiction film Parthenon [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Mantas Kvedaravičius
film profile
]
, discovered at the Venice Critics' Week (read the interview).

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