Sergei Loznitsa

  • Sergei Loznitsa – Babi Yar. Context (2021)

    In his latest documentary, Sergei Loznitsa takes viewers to Nazi-occupied Ukraine and, working exclusively with uniquely restored archive materials, shows us the background of the tragic events that took place just outside occupied Kyiv in September 1941 – the massacre of more than 33,000 Jewish residents. Loznitsa’s seventh film shown at Cannes offers a chilling report on these events and places them into a broader context. When memory turns into oblivion, when the past overshadows the future, it is the voice of cinema that articulates the truth.Read More »

  • Sergei Loznitsa – V tumane AKA In the Fog (2012)

    Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation, and local partisans are fighting a brutal resistance campaign. A train is derailed not far from the village, where Sushenya, a rail worker, lives with his family. Innocent Sushenya is arrested with a group of saboteurs, but the German officer makes a decision not to hang him with the others and sets him free. Rumours of Sushenya’s treason spread quickly, and partisans Burov and Voitik arrive from the forest to get revenge. As the partisans lead their victim through the forest, they are ambushed, and Sushenya finds himself one-to-one with his wounded enemy. Deep in an ancient forest, where there are neither friends nor enemies, and where the line between treason and heroism disappears, Sushenya is forced to make a moral choice under immoral circumstances.Read More »

  • Sergey Loznitsa – Peyzazh (2003)

    A Russian town where people are waiting at a bus stop. We get to know some of them from fragments of their conversations.Read More »

  • Sergei Loznitsa – Une nuit à l’opéra AKA A Night at the Opera (2020)

    Using archive images, Sergei Loznitsa revisits the gala evenings organized at the Palais Garnier in the fifties and sixties. Between prestige and protocol, these evenings gathered both celebrities and ordinary people who came by the thousands from the Place de l’Opéra to watch this spectacle, of which the director amusingly brings out the irony…Read More »

  • Sergei Loznitsa – Fabrika AKA Factory (2004)

    Masculine and feminine, hard and soft, continues and interrupted, whole and fragmented. All that is encompassed by just one day at the factory.Read More »

  • Sergei Loznitsa – State Funeral (2019)

    Unique, mostly unseen before, archive footage from March 1953, presents the funeral of Joseph Stalin as the culmination of the dictator’s personality cult. The film addresses the issue of Stalin’s personality cult as a form of terror-induced delusion. It gives an insight into the nature of the regime and its legacy, still haunting the contemporary world.Read More »

  • Sergei Loznitsa – Donbass (2018) (HD)

    When war is called peace, when propaganda is uttered as truth, when hatred is declared to be love, then life itself begins to resemble death. In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside mass scale robberies perpetrated by gangs.Read More »

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