Austerlitz

Germany, 2016, 94 min.

Director

Sergei Loznitsa

Producer

Sergei Loznitsa,
Kirill Krasovskiy

Scenario

Sergei Loznitsa

Rights Holder

Imperativ Film

DOP

Sergei Loznitsa, Jesse Mazuch

Production

Imperativ Film


There are places in Europe that have remained as painful memories of the past – factories where humans were turned into ash. These places are now memorial sites that are open to the public and receive thousands of  tourists  every  year.  The  film’s  title  refers  to  the  eponymous  novel written by W.G. Sebald, dedicated to the memory of Holocaust. This film is an observation of the visitors to a memorial site that has been founded on the territory of a former concentration camp. Why do they go there? What are they looking for?


HONORS
2016 toronto IFF (Canada) – North American Premiere
Venice IFF (Italy) – Out of Competition
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Sergei Loznitsa

Ukrainian director/scriptwriter/producer. Was born on 5 September 1964 in Baranovici (USSR). He grew up in Kiev, and in 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1997 Loznitsa graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow. Loznitsa has directed 17 internationally acclaimed documentary fi lms. In 2013 Sergei Loznitsa launched a film production and distribution company ATOMS & VOID.