One of this year’s Berlinale selections highlights has just won a cinematography prize out of the Berlinale on Saturday and already sparked controversy as the festival comes to a close this weekend. The extraordinary film project was pitched as a Sofia Meetings project by its director  Ilya Khrzhanovskiy. We were happy to share its revolutionary road to the Big screen and to support the project through its stages as two movies

DAU Natasha and DAU Generation, both participated in Berlinale 2020 program. What DAU. Natasha shows is the bizarre way that, in totalitarian societies, the normal and the abnormal, the banal and the grotesque, and the human and the inhuman live together side by side

DAU. Natasha is a harrowing film experiment in which the director built a vast 42,000-square-foot set in Kharkiv, Ukraine, and cast some 352,000 people to live 24 hours a day in a meticulous rendering of a Soviet science institute. Ordinary people are asked to live in full character and hold normal jobs — even if that means facing repercussions from authorities if they wander from their routine. As VARIETY has just reviewed DAU is the largest film set in European cinema history.