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    Sergei Loznitsa's Highly Personal Cannes Doc 'Maidan,' About Ukraine Revolution Gets Picked Up

    Sergei Loznitsa's timely documentary on the popular uprisings in the Ukraine has a distributer. The film, titled "Maidan," was selected for Cannes and has been picked up by Cinema Guild.

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    Cannes Review: Sergei Loznitsa’s Ukranian Crisis Documentary ‘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” ...

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    Watch: Trailer For Sergei Loznitsa's Cannes Documentary About Ukrainian Protests '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 t...

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    TIFF Capsule Review: "In the Fog"

    Urkainian director Sergei Loznitza's narrative feature debut "My Joy" found the veteran documentarian was equally capable of distorting the truth through a Lynchian allegorical lens that sifted through the demons of Russian society. His follow-up is an equally grim but more narratively precise look at the country's history through the lens of WWII. After Sushenya, a lower class Russian laborer, escapes a Nazi deathtrap, his comrades assume he's in cahoots with the enemy. At first slated for execution by his former peers, Sushenya escapes death again at the hands of the Nazis, launching into a prolonged escape through ...

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

    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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