STATE FUNERAL BY SERGEI LOZNITSA PREMIERES IN VENICE!
The world premiere of STATE FUNERAL (ГОСУДАРСТВЕННЫЕ ПОХОРОНЫ) will take place at the Venice Film Festival! The film screens in the Out of Competition section of the Festival.
25th film by Sergei Loznitsa is a documentary, based on the archive footage shot in the USSR on March 5 - 9, 1953, when the country mourned and buried Joseph Stalin. The film is produced by ATOMS & VOID (The Netherlands) in co-production with Studio Uljana Kim (Lithuania), with the support of Lithuanian Film Centre and Current Time TV (USA).
"I'm absolutely delighted! It's a great honour to present my new film in Venice and to be able to share this unique material with the most distinguished audience of film lovers and film experts! I would like to thank Mr Alberto Barbera and his colleagues for their support and their trust. We are working very hard now to make sure that we can present the film in the best possible quality. The archive footage I'm working with is absolutely precious and I believe that the subject I'm dealing with is crucially relevant for contemporary audiences," - says Sergei Loznitsa.