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Mstyslav Chernov, director of the film 20 Days in Mariupol, spoke about the constant threats he received after winning the Oscar

Mstyslav Chernov talks about constant threats and negativity after winning the Oscar

Ukrainian director Mstyslav Chernov, known for his Oscar-winning film 20 Days in Mariupol, spoke about the negative effects of fame. The journalist admitted that he began receiving threats after leaving the Russian-occupied city.

This was reported by Detector Media. According to Chernov, negative messages come immediately after he goes out in public.

Mstyslav Chernov, director of the film 20 Days in Mariupol, spoke about the constant threats he received after winning the Oscar

He received threats after his speech in the European Parliament and after the Oscars. In addition, Chernov says, there are other nuances that he cannot talk about. "It's hard to move around, it's hard to ensure the safety of the shooting and the safety of my family, so to speak," the director adds.

Mstyslav Chernov, director of the film 20 Days in Mariupol, spoke about the constant threats he received after winning the Oscar

The Ukrainian doesn't think he woke up popular, because he has long been known in journalistic circles. As for cinema, many people are learning about Mstyslav Chernov right now. "Some people think that I am not a filmmaker, but rather a reporter. But we can talk about this later," he summarized.

Mstyslav Chernov, director of the film 20 Days in Mariupol, spoke about the constant threats he received after winning the Oscar

In early March 2024, a team of Ukrainian journalists and director Mstyslav Chernov, with the support of their foreign colleagues, were awarded the prestigious "Best Documentary" award at the Oscars. On April 19, the authors of the film brought the golden statuette back to Ukraine.

Mstyslav Chernov, director of the film 20 Days in Mariupol, spoke about the constant threats he received after winning the Oscar

In addition, a press conference with the film's creators was held at the station, which was the first meeting with the team in Ukraine. "When people need hope, moments like the Oscars give them strength. They give us, the military and doctors, the strength not to give up," emphasized Chernov. 

Mstyslav Chernov, director of the film 20 Days in Mariupol, spoke about the constant threats he received after winning the Oscar

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