Davide Abbatescianni In Donbass, young Ukrainian soldiers still fight against pro-Russian separatists. Loup Bureau’s “Trenches,” world premiered in the Out of Competition strand of the Venice Film Festival, is a fascinating journey into their troubled existences.
Variety spoke to the French journalist about the challenges posed by the making of this complex war documentary.Bureau started developing the documentary in 2018. “At first, I visited different places to meet some soldiers and make sure that the locations were accurate for my film.
I wanted to show a lot of trenches, and you can find most of them in the countryside. I went to seven or eight places before finding the right one, the outpost held by the 30th brigade of the Ukrainian.Read more on variety.com