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  • Wednesday, February 22

    7 PM (72 mins)
    BAMPFA

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Blockade

In Conversation

  • Critic Neil Young writes on film for Sight & Sound, MUBI Notebook, The Hollywood Reporter, and other publications.

The subject: the siege of Leningrad during World War II. There are no words, no music, only sounds and pictures of the slowly dying city—Blockade consists entirely of silent footage of this historical event, to which Loznitsa has added an evocative soundtrack of natural sound effects. “Loznitsa has taken a different and imaginative approach to the compilation documentary,” writes Denise Youngblood in The Russian Review, calling it “one of the most important Russian movies of the last decade.”

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 35mm
  • 52 mins
Source
  • Deckert Distribution
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The Old Jewish Cemetery

Sergei Loznitsa, Latvia, Netherlands, 2014

Loznitsa explores the site of a defunct Jewish cemetery in Riga, capturing the contemporary life of a place where burials were still conducted during World War II.

FILM DETAILS 
Cinematographer
  • Sergiy Stefan Stetsenko
Language
  • Latvian
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • B&W
  • DCP
  • 20 mins
source
  • Atoms & Void