Hollywood star Sean Penn says he has been concerned about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy every day since he began working on the documentary "Superpower." "Of course it has become a very personal film," said the 62-year-old on Saturday in Berlin. "Initially, one thing was very clear: from February 24, the president and his family were the main target of the attacks. And of course that was something that worried us a lot."
Penn presented "Superpower" at the Berlinale. The documentary follows him and his partner Aaron Kaufman during their stay in the country. The two wanted to make a documentary about Ukraine and Zelenskyj before the Russian invasion. Coincidentally, they had just arranged to meet the Ukrainian President on February 24th. The film has now become primarily a portrait of Zelenskyj, with whom the filmmakers spoke several times.
"This man had just shown me the face, the courage," Penn said. "And I saw this courage on the faces of all Ukrainians. Of course, we feared that we would not see him again. And of course I have this concern every day. And it accompanies me every day now. We must not forget that life is one It's a very fragile thing. The people we love and our dreams, yes, we should keep a close eye on all of that while we're in the world."
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