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86/52 min 

Rebbe Nachman, the holy leader of the Breslov Hasidim movement, was born four years after 1768, the year that a large peasant rebellion led by the Cossacks Gonta and Zalizniak, slaughtered 20 000 Uman residents; both Jews and Poles.
Today, every year, thousands of Hasidim from 70 countries visit Rebbe Nachman’s grave in Uman, Ukraine. The crowds of Hasidim support a large part of the city’s economy, although not everybody in the city is happy with that. Ukrainian nationalists agitate against the foreigners and accuse the local authorities of selling out to Hasidim. A large Christian cross is erected by the lake where the largest group of Hasidim come to pray every year.

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International premiere

Krzysztof Kopczyński, Eureka Media

David Herdies, Momento Film
Danil Vulytskyy, National Cinematheque of Ukraine
Gennady Kofman, MaGiKa Film

Media Programme of the European Union
Polish Film Institute
Swedish Film Institute
Ukrainian State Film Agency
Orka Production Studio Ltd
Michał Leszczyłowski The Society for Arts
Ministry of Culture and National Heritage