THE RULE OF TWO WALLS (Tribeca 2023) – Review by Leslie Combemale

I watched The Rule of Two Walls several days ago, and writer/director/cinematographer/editor David Gutnik’s documentary about Ukrainian artists creating art to express their faith, hope, and resistance while the war has persistently stayed with me. From growl and metal musicians to painters, street artists, graphic artists creating stylized propaganda posters, poets, and filmmakers, the film profiles all kinds of creatives staying behind and making statements through their work about the violence, aggression, danger, and death they see all around them, but also about the perseverance and patriotism of all the many Ukrainians banding together to fight however they can to keep their culture and country alive.

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MATERNA – Review by Rachel West

Materna’s strength lies in unifying culturally diverse stories and while fimmaker David Gutnik makes some choices that aren’t always successful, the film is effective in exploring the themes at hand as he offers what is ultimately a unique and refreshing perspective on both motherhood and womanhood.

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