Ukraine | 07:26 | 2022
«Mariupol. A Hundred Nights» tells us a story of a little girl who wakes up on February 24th because of the air raid alert and tries to find someone living in the burning city. The main character is based on the story of Alice, a 4-year girl who stayed in the besieged Mariupol the whole time. She was also at Azovstal during the last month of defence. When russians allowed the evacuation of civilians from Azovstal, Alice was separated from her mother. A poem used in the film is «The wheels, the wheels, they hit the road» («Кolesa hlukho stukotiat») by Vasyl Stus, who was a Ukrainian poet and an active member of the dissident movement in the '60s and '70s. Stus was repressed and died in GULAG.