Gentle Ukrainian Film Critic Is Drafted Into Real-Life War

From a New York Times story by Jeffrey Gettleman and Oleksandra Mykolyshyn headlined “Gentle Ukrainian Film Critic Is Drafted Into Vicious Real-Life War Movie”:

ROZDOLIVKA, Ukraine — Before the war arrived at his doorstep, Anton Filatov, a Ukrainian film critic, said the most dangerous thing he ever carried was a fork.

“I had never touched a weapon,” he said. “I was against war. I ran as far as I could from it.”

But as with so many other Ukrainians, the fighting found him, and his life, has become a real-life war movie. He is serving on the front lines of Ukraine’s war with Russian invaders, in some of the most contested, blood-soaked territory, caught in a theater he never imagined for himself.