Behind bars in a Northern Siberia penal colony, in 2018 Sentsov went on a hunger strike in 2018 demanding the release of Ukrainian political prisoners and, remarkably, began to direct a movie. That film, “Numbers,” world premieres Tuesday, Feb. 18 as part of the Berlinale’s 70th-anniversary celebrations.
“Not every book has to be filmed, and not every theater play. But this is a thing that I wrote a long time ago, I clearly see – just close your eyes. I believe that being here at this moment I don’t know what will happen in the future but I do believe that one day I will see the presentation of the film. “- Oleg Sentsov.