Intercepted

Directed by Oksana Karpovych

  • genre Creative Documentary
  • duration 80 minutes
  • status diffusion

In images, Ukrainians try to live despite the invasion of their country. In sound, intercepted conversations where Russian soldiers confide in their families. "Intercepted" overlays the world of the destroyer and the destroyed to reveal the terrible reality of this war and the impasse of the Russian invasion in Ukraine."

Team

  • Direction and screenplay Oksana Karpovych
  • Production Les Films Cosmos (CA), Hutong Productions (FR), Moon Man (UA)
  • Co-production ARTE France
  • Support CNC, PROCIREP-ANGOA, Caisse populaire Desjardins Ukrainienne de Montréal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (2021, 2022), La Fédération Nationale Ukrainienne du Canada (2021), Post-Moderne (2022), EuroDoc with the support of SODEC (2022)
  • Markets, forums, and labs DokFest Munich and RIDM – Quebec-Bavaria Documentary Coproduction, #ucanproduce (2021), Sheffield DocFest Meet Market 2022 – Focus Ukraine, HOT DOCS, and CPH:DOX 2023.

Partners

  • Partenaires financiers Telefilm, Centre National du Cinéma et de l'Image Animée, Sodec, Caisse populaire Desjardins Ukrainienne de Montréal, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, La Fédération Nationale Ukrainienne du Canada et Procirep-Angoa
  • Pitchs EuroDoc, DokFest Munich, RIDM (Coproduction Documentaire Québec-Bavière, #ucanproduce), Sheffield DocFest (Meet Market Focus Ukraine), HOT DOCS et CPH:DOX.

Screenings

  • Berlinale Forum World Premiere, Special Mention for Amnesty International Film Award, Special Mention by Ecumenical Jury
  • Thessaloniki IDFF Open Horizons
  • CPH:DOX Urgen Matters, Battlefields
  • Docville Festival International Section
  • Hong Kong IFF Official Selection, Special Jury Mention
  • New Directors / New Films North American Premiere
  • Zagreb Dox State of Affairs Section
  • Hot Docs Canadian Premiere, Festival Favourites
  • BAFICI International Official Competition
  • Krakow Film Festival International Documentary Competition
  • DocuDays UA Opening film
  • Beldocs Official Selection

Press review

  • Le Monde "A la Berlinale, les voix des soldats russes disent la guerre en Ukraine."
  • Ubiquarian “Intercepted is a heavy, hair raising watch that brings the terror of war to the viewership without a stain of blood. Executed with technical precision and with carefully selected images to accompany the excerpts of phonecalls, it creates the tension which does not ebb away until the film’s final scene.”
  • Journey into Cinema “This is a powerful evocation of the horrors of war. The stark absences stir the darkest recesses of the human imagination.”
  • The Film Verdict "Ukrainian director Oksana Karpovych's quietly powerful documentary combines bleakly beautiful, defiantly hopeful images of her war-ravaged homeland with recordings of intercepted phone calls made by invading Russian soldiers."