Sean Penn: Oscar winner Sean Penn records a documentary in Ukraine
Penn came specifically to Kyiv to record all the events taking place in Ukraine. And to tell the world the truth about the Russian invasion.
Hollywood actor and director Sean Penn is in Ukraine filming a Russian attack, Kyiv said with the Hollywood book Variety.
Photographs released by the Ukrainian presidential press on Thursday. Showed an Oscar winner attending a press conference at the Kyiv presidential palace as Russian troops stormed the country.
Kyiv to record all the events
“The director has come specifically to Kyiv to record all the events. Taking place in Ukraine and to tell the whole world. The truth about Russia’s invasion of our country,” the presidency said in a statement on its Facebook page.
“Sean Penn is among those who support Ukraine in Ukraine today. Our country thanks him for showing such courage and loyalty.”
It said Penn – who has become a prominent humanitarian and political activist – had spoken to Ukrainian political and military officials and journalists.
Earlier, Penn traveled to Ukraine in November and met with soldiers preparing for the film, the statement said.
“Sean Penn shows courage to many others, especially Western politicians who do not have it,” the statement said.
True Ukrainian friends
“When such people, true Ukrainian friends. Who support the liberation struggle, it will soon be possible to stop a major Russian invasion.”
Industry publication Variety said Penn’s documentary is owned by Vice Studios, in partnership with Vice World News and Endeavor Content.
Penn’s representatives did not immediately respond to the request for comment.
Penn made his debut in The Indian Runner (1991), a crime drama film based on Bruce Springsteen’s song. “Highway Patrolman”, based on the album Nebraska (1982). He has also directed music videos, such as Shania Twain’s . Dance with the One That Brought You” (1993), Lyle Lovett’s “North Dakota” (1993). And Peter Gabriel’s “The Barry Williams Show” (2002). Since then he has directed three more films, all of which have been well received by critics. The thrilling indie drama, The Crossing Guard (1995), the mysterious film The Pledge (2001). And the surviving biography drama film Into the Wild (2007) . The fifth feature of Penn’s guide.
In March 2018, Atria Books published Penn’s novel Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff. He said that he no longer had a “common interest in filmmaking”. And that being a writer “would dominate my creative ability for the foreseeable future.”