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.
Set to play as a Special Selection, “Maidan” finds Loznitsa in documentary mode, exploring the protests in Kiev, Ukraine against the government from the ground level. The first trailer for the film is here and it’s potent stuff. Here’s the official synopsis (edited for clarity): Maidan, is the central square of Kiev, capital of Ukraine. Starting in November 2013, citizens of all ages and all faiths gathered to protest against the regime of President Yanukovych, who was forced to resign in late March. From November to March, Sergei Loznitsa filmed Maidan.
No U.S. distribution for this one yet. Watch below.