Bernard-Henri Lévy takes us along the Frontlines of the Current Ukrainian Conflict
DIRECTED BY BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY/2023
DVD STREET DATE: JULY 4, 2023/COHEN MEDIA GROUP (Via Kino Lorber)
French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy picks up where his previous documentary, Pourquoi l’Ukraine or “Why Ukraine” (2022), left off with this wartime “travelogue to desolation, determination, and grit.” Touring the frontlines of the current Ukranian conflict with Russia, the controversial personality Lévy interjects himself into the narrative, sharing his firsthand experiences in this “unfinished” piece. In the short video below, David Blakeslee of the Criterion Reflections podcast shares his thoughts on the film. It is now available on DVD through Cohen Media Group, distributed by Kino Lorber.
The official promotional text… “One year after the beginning of the war in Ukraine, philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy (The Will to See) takes us to the heart of the conflict through a war diary made during the second half of 2022. From Kharkiv, in the Donbass, to Kherson, in the aftermath of the city’s liberation, this documentary bears witness to the ravages of war through the testimonies of soldiers, chronicles of the front and portraits of civilians, and shares with us the struggle of the Ukrainian people.”