Maidan. Courtesy Cinema Guild
Composed from extended fixed shots, this account of Kiev’s Maidan Square protests tracks the trajectory from peaceful dissent to violent confrontation. “A film of scale and immediacy, finding artistry in bearing witness” (New York Times).
Two partisans plan to kill a Belarusian railway worker suspected of Nazi sympathies in Loznitsa’s dreamlike narrative film. “A masterpiece” (David Thomson).
Witness contemporary Russia in these three shorts, from the rural village of Life, Autumn to Factory’s busy industrial floor and the tired commuters of Landscape.
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Tourists wander amid a former concentration camp turned profit center in Loznitsa’s memorable investigation of the atrocity exhibition industry. “Brilliant” (Variety).
Loznitsa reinterprets archival footage of the siege of Leningrad during World War II in this, “one of the most important Russian movies of the last decade” (Russian Review). With short The Old Jewish Cemetery.