Sergey LOZNITSA
Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА
Sergueï LOZNITSA
Ukraina, 2014, 130mn 
documentary
Maidan
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 Maidan

 Maidan

 
Directed by : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Cinematography : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА), Sergey STETSENKO (Сергей СТЕЦЕНКО), Mikhail УELCHEV (Михаил ЕЛЧЕВ)
Sound : Vladimir GOLOVNITSKY (Владимир ГОЛОВНИЦКИЙ)
Editing : Danielius KOKANAUSKIS (Даниелиус КОКАНАУСКИС), Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Produced by : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
 

Plot synopsis
Maidan, the Independent Square of the Ukrainian capital Kiev, formed the backdrop of a civil uprising against President Janukovitsch’s regime during the winter of 2013/14. Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa documents the protest’s revolutionary trajectory in a Direct Cinema style. His camera records the preparation of a warm soup in the same way it does discussions amongst protesters, the singing of the National Anthem, and violent clashes with police. Loznitsa doesn’t concentrate on one particular leading character – his protagonist is the revolution itself. MAIDAN is the portrait of an emerging nation in the process of rediscovering its identity.
 

Commentaries and bibliography
Maïdan, de Sergei Loznitsa : l'Histoire en pleine place, Aurélien FERENCZI, telerama.fr, 2014
HIC ET NUNC. [à propos du film Maidan de Sergueï Loznitsa], Arnaud HEE., critikat.com, 2014
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Intégrale Sergueï Loznitsa au Centre Pompidou et carte blanche au réalisateur, Paris (France), 2020
- International Documentary Film Festival : Cinéma du réel, Paris (France), 2019
- Un Week-end à l'Est, Paris (France), 2017
- San Sebastian International Film Festival, San Sebastian (Spain), 2016
- Ukraine : un cinéma en quête d'indépendance au Forum des images, Paris (France), 2014
- Cycle de cinéma ukrainien au MuCEM, Marseille (France), 2014
- International Zurich Film Festival, Zurich (Switzerland), 2014
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2014

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