reż|dir Sergei Loznitsa | DE, UA, FR, NL, RO | 2018 | 110 min
prod|pro Heino Deckert scen|wr Sergei Loznitsa zdj|ph Oleg Mutu mon|ed Danielius Kokanauskis ob|cast Tamara Yatsenko, Liudmila Smorodina, Olesya Zhurakovskaya, Boris Kamorzin, Sergei Russkin, Petro Panchuk, Irina Plesnyaeva, Zhanna Lubgane, Vadim Dobuvsky, Alexander Zamurayev, Gerogy Deliev, Valeriu Andriuta, Konstantin Itunin, Valery Antoniuk, Nina Antonova, Natalia Buzko, Sergei Kolesov, Svetlana Kolesova; Sergei Smeyan dys|dis Against Gravity


The biggest threat of our time – unexpected hybrid war. It is now in the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, involving an open armed conflict alongside robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by gangs. Everything is blurred. In the Donbass, war is called love, propaganda is uttered as truth, hatred is declared to be love. It’s not about one region, one country or one political system, it’s about humanity and civilization in general. It’s about each and every one of us. Loznitsa made a film adequate to contemporary times. This is how we read the reality – cut into dozens of short videos, which we scroll with increasing indifference. The film, divided into 13 segments, being a gallery of peculiar figures, is heading for a shocking final.

2018 Cannes IFF – Palme d'Or Un Certain Regard nomination, Un Certain Regard award for Best Director (Sergei Loznitsa)

Sergei Loznitsa (1964) he graduated in applied mathematics at the University of Technology in Kiev and worked as a researcher specialized in artificial intelligence. Afterward in1997 he finished filmmaking studies in Moscow. Loznitsa has directed 18 documentaries, winning prizes all over the world, and 3 feature films, all selected in competition at the Cannes Film Festival: “My Joy” (2010), “In the Fog” (2012), “A Gentle Creature in” (2017). “Donbass” is his fourth feature, and was presented as opening picture of Un Certain Regard at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

2018 Donbas|Donbass
2017 Łagodna|A Gentle Creature
2012 We mgle|In The Fog
2010 Szczęscie ty moje|My Joy

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