Pol Cruchten’s documentary feature “Voices From Chernobyl” is set to represent Luxembourg in the upcoming foreign-language Oscar race.
Inspired by Svetlana Alexievitch’s novel by the same name which won last year’s Nobel Prize of Literature, “Voices From Chernobyl” shot in Ukraine and depicts the stories of the victims of the 1986 nuclear disaster at Chernobyl.
“This film is not talking about Chernobyl but of a world which we know almost nothing. Some people from everyday life are raising their voices to testify. Through their supplication, the film takes us on a journey into the human soul,” said the Luxembourg selection committee about “Voices From Chernobyl.”
Produced by Red Lion Luxembourg, “Voices From Chernobyl” has so far won awards at festivals in Brazil, Paris and Minneapolis. The docu feature will be shown on French/German network Arte on Sep. 20, before rolling out theatrically in France on Nov. 23.
Stéphane Jourdain’s La Huit handles international sales on the documentary.