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MAIDAN / 17h00

11.12.2014

Maidan

 

Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraina, Holand, 2014, 131’

Director: Sergei Loznitsa
ScriptSergei Loznitsa
Sound: Vladimir Golovnitski
Photography: Serhjy Stefan Stetsenko,Sergei Loznitsa, Mykhailo Yelchev
Editing: Sergei Loznitsa, Danielius Kokanauskis
Producers: Sergei Loznitsa, Maria Choustova Baker
Production: Atoms&Void

Synopsis:

Maidan chronicles the civil uprising against the regime of president Yanukovych that took place in Kiev (Ukraine) in the winter of 2013/14. The film follows the progress of the revolution: from peaceful rallies, half a million strong, in the Maidan square, to the bloody street battles between protestors and riot police. MAIDAN is a portrait of an awakening nation rediscovering its identity.

About the Author:

Sergej Loznitsa

Sergey Loznitsa was born in 1964, in Belarus at the time when Belarus was part of the Soviet Union. Later, Sergey’s family moved to Kiev, Ukraine, where Sergey finished high school. In 1981 Sergey applied and was admitted to Kiev Polytechnic Institute, with the major in applied mathematic and control systems. In 1987 he graduated with a degree in engineering and mathematics. From 1987 through 1991 Sergey was employed as a scientist at the Institute of Cybernetics. He was involved in the development of expert systems, artificial intelligence, and decision-making processes. In addition to his main job, Sergey worked as a Japanese translator. During that time Sergey developed a strong interest in cinematography, and in 1991 he applied to Russian State Institute of Cinematography, in Moscow. After passing a very vigorous selection process, Sergey was admitted to the Institute. He studied in the studio of Nana Dzhordzhadze. In 1997 Sergey graduated with honors with a major in movie production and direction. Since 2000 he has produced works in the Studio of Documentary Films in St.Petersburg. In 2000 he was awarded the “Nipkov program” grant in Berlin. In 2001 Sergey immigrated to Germany with his family. Sergey Loznitsa made two feature films and numerous documentaries.

 

Festival and awards:

 

  • Astra Film Festival, 2014 Winner: Best Film
  • Cannes Film Festival, 2014, Official Selection
  • Odessa international Film Festival 2014
  • BFI London Film Festival, 2014, Official Selection
  • Toronto International Film Festival, 2014, Official Selection

 

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