Germany, 2017, 86’
Directors: Veronika Glasunowa, Lukasz Lakomy
Dobropillia lies in East Ukraine, 70 km from the embattled border to the areas held by pro-Russian separatists. At first glance, the conflict seems to be only a footnote in the lives of the citizens. They go about their everyday lives, as zoo directors and museum guides, in heavy metal bands or in the lonely hearts club. And yet the thunder from the nearby front does penetrate their lives and lies like a grey mist over the city. “Long Echo” brings scenes of everyday absurdity together with the intense portrayal of life on the edge of an almost forgotten war.