Cinema Escapist

Exploring the world and self through a cinematic lens


Review: Servant of the People 2 (Ukraine, 2016)


An admirable feature-length followup to "Servant of the People", Ukraine's most popular political satire to date.

Interview: Vladimir Zelenskiy on playing Ukraine’s president in “Servant of the People”


Vladimir Zelenskiy may be the most popular actor in Ukraine today -- and his hit show "Servant of the People" is now on Netflix.

Ukraine’s “Servant of the People” is a hidden gem of political comedy


After earning the love of Ukrainian audiences, this satirical show is now available worldwide on Netflix.

“Land of Oblivion” is a refreshingly authentic movie about the Chernobyl disaster


This French-Ukrainian film stars Olga Kurylenko (from the Bond movie "Quantum of Solace") as its lead.