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Cannes Review: Sergei Loznitsa’s Ukranian Crisis Documentary ‘Maidan’

  • By Nikola Grozdanovic
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  • May 26, 2014 9:30 AM
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Maidan
Sergei Loznitsa is no stranger to Cannes, both of his previous features competing for the Palme d’Or with 2012’s “In The Fog” winning the critics’ FIPRESCI prize. So when news went around that he’s making a documentary on the Ukrainian protests, there was only one place for it to premiere. “Maidan” is a study of a people under stress, a spirit hindered by totalitarianism, and the grasping of patriotic straws with the last God-given strength a nation has. The trouble with the picture is that it’s barren of cinematic context; the camera doesn’t so much as tilt or pan, remaining irrevocably fixed and observing straight ahead.

Watch: Trailer For Sergei Loznitsa's Cannes Documentary About Ukrainian Protests 'Maidan'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 17, 2014 2:25 PM
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Maidan
You might not know his name, but Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa is no stranger to the Cannes Film Festival. In 2010 he appeared in competition with "My Joy," and returned to the category in 2012 with "In The Fog," picking up the FIPRESCI Prize for his efforts. And now he's back with a project that documents one of the most dramatic moments in recent history.

Review: 'My Joy' Is A Searing Blast On Russian Society Past And Present

  • By Christopher Bell
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  • October 1, 2011 2:53 AM
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After admiring the mixing process of cement, two men heartlessly drop a dead body into the vat. The sun shines, a bulldozer covers the hole, and people get on with their workday. Wait a second, Sergei Loznitsa, you don't really mean that title sincerely, do you?

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