Vladimir Zelensky quoted Charlie Chaplin during a performance at the Cannes Film Festival on Tuesday (17.05.22).
The 44-year-old Ukrainian president appeared at the festival via video link and quoted Chaplin’s 1940 film The Great Dictator, in which the cult actor condemns Adolf Hitler, the Nazis, Benito Mussolini, fascism and anti-Semitism.
Zelensky said: “Mulane hatred will pass, and dictators will die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And as long as people die, freedom will never die. “
The strong speech caused a standing ovation from the crowd, who expressed their support for Zelensky and the people of Ukraine amid the ongoing war with Russia.
Meanwhile, Zelensky recently took to Instagram to celebrate Ukraine’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest.
The President praised the success of the Kaluga Orchestra after the ensemble received the coveted crown.
Zelensky, who remained in Ukraine amid the ongoing conflict, said on a photo-sharing platform: “Our courage impresses the world, our music conquers Europe! Next year Ukraine will host Eurovision!”
“For the third time in its history. And I believe this will not be the last time.
“We will do our best to one day the participants and guests of Eurovision get Ukrainian Mariupol. Free, peaceful, rebuilt!
“Thank you for winning @ Kalush.official and everyone who voted for us!
“I am sure that our victorious chord in the battle with the enemy is not far off.
“Glory to Ukraine! (Sic)”
Kalush Orchestra frontman Oleg Psyuk said after their victory that the band plans to return home.
Oleg said: “It is difficult to say what I will do, because I am winning Eurovision for the first time, but, like every Ukrainian, we are ready to fight as much as we can and go to the end. ».