Winter on Fire: Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom

October 3, 202186/1001891 min
Year
2015
Director
Evgeny Afineevsky
Age
16+
Country
United Kingdom, Ukraine, United States
Runtime
102.0
Overall Score
Rating Overview
IMDb
84%
Rotten Tomatoes
89%
vod-news
85%
Rating Summary
“Winter on Fire” offers a more conventionally presented and factually informative account of the Kiev uprising than Sergei Loznitsa’s alluringly formalistic “Maidan.” Yet it misses a wider view that might have complicated and undercut its noble but simplistic unity-of-the people uplift. We hear almost nothing of the influence of foreign powers in the Ukrainian struggle, and very little of what was going on within the Ukrainian Parliament at the time Kiev’s streets were roiling. Yanukovych, after all, was popularly elected, and what one side would call a “revolution” the other side would deem a “coup.”

Ukraine’s Fight for Freedom is a 2015 documentary film about the Euromaidan protests in Ukraine, a coproduction of Ukraine, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Produced in part by Netflix, it played at various film festivals before its release on October 9, 2015 on the online streaming service.

Karl

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