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‘Superpower’, a Special Screening of Sean Penn’s Documentary

February 23 @ 19:00 - 21:30

Date: February, 23, 2024
Time: 19:00

Place: Ciné Utopia (16 Av. de la Faiencerie, 1510 Limpertsberg Luxembourg)
Free admission, registration via the link 

The special screening and discussion to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia. The event is co-organized with the CinEast festival with the support of the European Commission Representation in Luxembourg.

When directors Sean Penn and Aaron Kaufman began filming Superpower in early 2021, a full-scale invasion of Ukraine by Vladimir Putin was a looming, if seemingly distant, threat. Penn and Kaufman traveled to Ukraine to learn more about Volodymyr Zelensky, the actor, and comedian who played an unlikely presidential candidate on television before becoming the actual President of Ukraine, and who at that point was known primarily to Americans for rebuffing attempts at coercion in the 2019 Trump-Ukraine scandal that resulted in the impeachment and subsequent acquittal of President Donald Trump.
But on February 24, 2022, while Penn and Kaufman were filming in Kyiv, Putin’s invasion took the world by storm. As explosions rocked the city, they became inadvertent front-row witnesses to this historic “David and Goliath” struggle. Penn conducted the first of multiple interviews with Zelensky on the night of the invasion and, deeply affected by what he witnessed in Kyiv and during the film team’s journey to the border, became an unofficial ambassador for Ukraine.
A unique document about the beginning of the war and the Ukrainian President raises many questions that are still relevant two years later.





February 23
19:00 - 21:30


Ciné Utopia
16 Av. de la Faiencerie
Luxembourg, 1510 Luxembourg
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+352 22 46 11

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