Playing Apocalypse

  • Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2023
  • Russian 25 mins
  • Director | Aleksandra Simonova
  • Writer | n/a
  • Producer | n/a

After a nuclear war, a  small group survives in a bomb-shelter. They fight for limited resources and struggle with radiation and monsters deep underground. This is the plot of a role-play game organized in Crimean bomb-shelters in 2019. The film follows a group of enthusiasts, who explored different versions of the future designed as a post-apocalyptic world. The role-playing game is a way of processing the memory of previous wars and reflecting on the possibility of nuclear war —a reflection that today seems uncanny in light of Russia’s invasion to Ukraine.

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