Speaking from Kyiv as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues, Zelensky told the attendees that it is “necessary for cinema not to be silent”.
Volodymyr Zelensky made a virtual appearance at the opening ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival.
He also quoted Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 film The Great Dictator, saying: “The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people.
In his speech, which was translated live into French, Zelensky told filmmakers that they couldn’t be complacent and stand by as war raged.
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