Filmmaker, editor and screenwriter Sergei LOZNITSA (1964, Belarus) grew up in Kiev, Ukraine and graduated in Applied Mathematics in 1987. During the years that followed, he became an artificial intelligence researcher and also worked as a translator from Japanese. Loznitza completed his filmmaking studies in 1997 and made 18 documentaries that brought him many national and international awards. He has also made several shorts and two feature films. In 2012 In the Fog won the FIPRESCI prize at the Cannes film festival. Maidan, his documentary about the Maidan uprising in Ukraine (2014), received worldwide acclaim. The Event (2015) is about another failed revolution, the 1991 Soviet coup. Loznitsa won Best Director in Cannes for his film Donbass (2018).
Segodnja my postroim dom/Today We Are Going to Build a House (1996, short doc, co-dir), Zjizn, osin/Life, Autumn (1998, short doc, co-dir), Polustanok/The Train Stop (2000, short doc), Poselenie/Settlement (2001, doc), Portret/Portrait (2002, short doc), Pejzazj/Landscape (2003, doc), Fabrika/Factory (2004, short doc), Blokada/Blockade (2006, short doc), Artel (2006, short doc), Predstavlenie/Revue (2008, doc), Northern Light (2008, short doc), Stjsastje moje/My Joy (2010), V tumane/In the Fog (2012), O milagre de Santo António/The Miracle of Saint Anthony (2012, short doc), Pismo/Letter (2013, short doc, co-dir), Reflections (2014, short doc), Maidan (2014, doc), Ponts de Sarajevo/Bridges of Sarajevo (2014, omnibus film), The Old Jewish Cemetery (2014, short doc), Sobitije/The Event (2015, doc), Austerlitz (2016, doc), Krotkaya/A Gentle Creature (2017), Den' Pobedy/Victory Day (2018, doc), Process (2018, doc), Donbass (2018)
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Sergei Loznitsa at IFFR
Impressive visual material of the siege of Leningrad as a breathtaking reanimation of reality.
Script Stage: Sergei Loznitsa
Scenario presentation. The Russian Sergei Loznitsa who currently works in Germany has written a series of important screenplays. At the CineMart this year, he will present his new project You, My Joy.
Black & white film based on unique material from old Soviet newsreels from the 1950s and 1960s revive the time of Soviet propaganda.
Dark, nihilist political allegory about a gullible lorry driver who gets stranded in an ominous and very hostile stretch of country.Feature debut by documentary maker Loznitsa, with impressive camerawork by Oleg Mutu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days).
In the Fog
A man wrongly accused of collaborating with the Nazis tries to protect his honour and defend his moral principles under immoral circumstances. Minimalist war drama exploring the nature of humanity and irresolvable issues of choice, duty and guilt.
A psychiatric institution in an old wooden house in a deserted Russian village. Modern civilisation has passed the place and patients by.
The Old Jewish Cemetery
First an ordinary Jewish cemetery, then a mass grave for over 1,000 Jews from Riga. Now a park that makes almost no reference to its history.
How does a crowd react to an historic event when certainties are shaken? Documentary maker Loznitsa collected TV and amateur footage of street protests in 1991. An attempted coup by reactionary communists embroiled Muscovites at the time in chaos and euphoria, fear and debate. See also Masterclass Sergei Loznitsa on Fri 29 Jan, 15:00, Cinerama 1.
The Train Stop
Grotesque vignettes from the hell that is eastern Ukraine – war is peace; life increasingly seems like death.