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Netherlands / Ukraine
2021, 121 min

Section: Horizons

  1L3 Friday 20/8 16:00 Lazne III Cinema
  5C5 Tuesday 24/8 18:00 Čas Cinema
  833 Friday 27/8 13:00 Congress Hall

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 at Cannes offers a chilling report on these events and places them into a broader context.


Synopsis

After capturing the atmosphere of the Stalin trials (The Trial) and the extent of Stalin’s personality cult (State Funeral), renowned Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa takes viewers to Nazi-occupied Ukraine. Working exclusively with uniquely restored archive materials, he shows us the background of the tragic events that happened just outside occupied Kyiv in September 1941 – the massacre of more than 33,000 Jewish residents. By placing these events into a broader context, and thanks to his remarkable editing work, Loznitsa amplifies the impact of the film’s chilling testimony, which will remain with the viewer for a long time afterwards, along with the words of Vasily Grossman as cited in the film: “In Ukraine there are no Jews. … Stillness. Silence. A people has been murdered.”

Lenka Tyrpáková

About the director

Sergei Loznitsa (1964, Baranovichi, USSR). Selected filmography: The Train Stop (Polustanok, 2000, doc.), Factory (Fabrika, 2004, doc.), My Joy (Schastye moyo, 2010), In the Fog (V tumane, 2012), Maidan (2014, doc.), A Gentle Creature (​Krotkaya, 2017), Donbass (2018), The Trial (Process, 2018, doc.), Babi Yar. Context (2021, doc.).​

Contacts

ATOMS & VOID
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Netherlands
Tel: +31 611 006 099
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, Black & White, DCP

Section: Horizons
   
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Screenplay: Sergei Loznitsa
Editor: Sergei Loznitsa, Danielius Kokanauskis, Tomasz Wolski
Producer: Sergei Loznitsa, Maria Choustova
Production: ATOMS & VOID
Coproduction: Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Center
Contact: ATOMS & VOID

Guests

Sergei Loznitsa

Film Director

Maria Choustova

Producer


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