Victory day

Germany, Lithuania, 2018, 94 min.

Director

Sergei Loznitsa

Producer

Sergei Loznitsa,
Andrey Mikhailov

Rights Holder

Imperativ Film

DOP

Sergei Loznitsa, Diego García, Jesse Mazuch

Production

Imperativ Film, Taura Ltd.

Every year, on the 9th of May, people gather in Treptower Park in Berlin. They come dressed in their best outfits or in Soviet military uniform. They carry flags, banners and posters. They lay flowers at the monument to the Soviet soldier; they sing, dance and drink. They celebrate the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany. The film is a direct reportage from Treptower Park 72 years after the victory.

HONORS
2018 Berlin IFF (Germany) – World Premiere
Karlovy Vary IFF (Czech Republic) – Another View Section
Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema (Argentina)
HotDocs International Documentary FF (Canada)
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
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Sergei Loznitsa

Award-winning Ukrainian filmmaker. Born in Belarus in 1964. In 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic. In 1987–1991 worked at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics specializing in artificial intelligence research. In 1997 graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), where he studied feature filmmaking. In 2013 founded a film production company ATOMS & VOID. Works both in documentary and feature genres (MY JOY (2010), IN THE FOG (2012), MAIDAN (2014), AUSTERLITZ (2016) and others).

Selected filmography

2017 A Gentle Creature

2016 Austerlitz

2014 Maidan

2012 In the Fog

2010 My Joy