BLOCKADE / 2005
This movie is about the siege of Leningrad during the Second World War. There are no words, no music, only sounds and pictures of slowly dying city.
2006: Blockade (Sergei Loznitsa)Tatiana Efremova, 2017-12-01, www.sensesofcinema.com
Is it possible to tell the story of a besieged city without the trace of an epic? Can one capture the state of emergency without melodramatic excess? Recounting the Siege of Leningrad in 1941-44, Sergei Loznitsaʼs archival documentary Blokada (Blockade, 2006) brilliantly transcends both challenges.