Sergei Loznitsa was awarded with the Honorary Prometheus
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2018-12-06

Yesterday in the Cinema Amirani Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa was awarded with the Honorary Prometheus. His films: feature - Donbass and documentaries - The Trial and Victory Day will be screened in the section "Director in Focus".

Sergei Loznitsa was born on September 5th, 1964 in Baranavichy, Belorussia. He studied at school in Kyiv. In 1981 he enrolled in Kyiv Polytechnic Institute and graduated in 1987 as a mathematician.

After graduating, he worked on experiment systems of artificial intelligence in the Institute of Cybernetics. At the same time, he was a Japanese language translator. In 1991 he entered Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, in the department of directing and graduated from the workshop of Nana Jorjadze. In 2001, he moved to Germany with his family. Since then, Loznitsa has made many feature and documentary films. That's how we can start talking about the filmmaker of "radical cinema" as world press states it. His films are about the world of lost hope and indifferent society where the absurd and black humor take shifts.

Donbass is a 2018 movie, premiered at Cannes in Un Certain Regard section. The world of Donbass is the world of fake industry, crime and corruption. In the film made with several novels, human histories and stories spread around the press or mainly in internet are intertwisted. One story goes into another and these stories interchange over and over again. This film is about the society which has no future, Donbass - is a territory which froze, died and demands to be born again.

Photo: Nino Kankava

 

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