Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky gave a virtual address to the Venice Film Festival on Wednesday, August 31, describing Russia’s invasion of his country as a “horror” film that was “not 120 minutes but 189 days-long.”
Zelensky told the audience of actors and filmmakers, “Your stance is important; your voice matters; your word is strong,” adding that they should not “remain neutral to the war in Ukraine”.
A list of names of minors Zelensky said were killed by Russian forces were presented in the style of film credits. The list included children as young as one, and others whose identities were unknown. Credit: Volodymyr Zelensky via Storyful