The Gorki hosts the Berlinale. Oleg Sentsov’s film Numbers will celebrate its world premiere at the Gorki. Ten numbers follow strict rules and are manipulated by their leader and the so-called Zero. Thanks to the Seven they manage to overthrow the oppressive regime – but revolution is not the same as liberation. This scathing dystopia and parable is based on Sentsov’s play of the same name and was already being shot while he was still in prison in Russia. Sentsov has since been released, thanks to Ukrainian President Zelensky, and will be in Berlin for the premiere and a post-screening conversation about the film and the conditions under which it was made.
Film by Oleg Sentsov, afterwards Oleg Sentsov in conversation with Olga Radetzkaja (literary translator) and Dr. Volker Weichsel (editor OSTEUROPA), Akhtem Seitablaiev and Kiryll Shuvalov