27th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
The Kiev Trial
director: Sergei Loznitsa
original title: The Kiev Trial
running time: 106 min.
synopsisIn January 1946 in Kyiv, under the banner of the Soviet Union, Nazi generals, officers, and their collaborators were tried for war crimes. The film reconstructs the trial using unique archival footage from the courtroom. In chilling testimonies from witnesses and survivors of concentration camps and the Babyn Yar massacre, the horrific crimes against humanity that took place during the war come to life, contrasting with the Nazi defendants’ cold-blooded descriptions of events.
“If we do not talk about the traumas and tragedies that occurred, they come back to haunt us.” (Sergei Loznitsa)
biographyUkrainian director of Belarusian origin Sergei Loznitsa (* 1964) lives in Germany. Before studying film directing and production in Moscow, he worked as a scientist at a cybernetics institute and as a translator of Japanese. His documentaries and feature films often deal with contemporary political issues and historical themes.
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|producer:||Maria Choustova, Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Max Yakover|
|editing:||Sergei Loznitsa, Tomas Wolski, Danielus Kokanauskis|