Porcelain War

97 mins


Amidst the chaos and destruction of the brutal Russian invasion of Ukraine, three artists defiantly find inspiration and beauty as they defend their culture and their country. In a war waged by professional soldiers against ordinary civilians, Slava Leontyev, Anya Stasenko and Andrey Stefanov choose to stay behind, armed with their art, their cameras and for the first time in their lives, their guns. Despite daily shelling, Stasenko finds resistance and purpose in her art, Stefanov takes the dangerous journey to get his young family to safety abroad, and Leontyev becomes a weapons instructor for regular people who have become unlikely soldiers. As the war intensifies, Stefanov picks up his camera to film their story, and their tiny porcelain figurines. Stasenko and Leontyev capture their idyllic past, uncertain present and hopes for the future.

Production Team

Brenden Bellomo
Slava Leontyev

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Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.
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