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BLOCKADE / 2005

SYNOPSIS

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.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

original title
БЛОКАДА [BLOKADA]
english title
BLOCKADE
genre
documentary
country
Russia
year
2005
color
b&w
runtime
52 min
film format
35 mm

CREW

written & directed
Sergei Loznitsa
director(s) of photography
N. Blajkow, A. Bogorow, J. Blumberg, A. Bistrow, V. Valdaizew, N. Golod, B. Dementiew, N. Dolgow, S. Iwanow, O. Iwanow, L. Isaksohn, A. Klimow, A. Ksenovontow, R. Karmen, L. Lewitin, E. Leibowich, V. Maksimowich, S. Maslenikow, L. Medwedew, A. Nasarow, P. Pallei, F. Pechul, A. Pogoreliy, G. Simonow, B. Sinizin, V. Sinizin, J. Slawin, B. Sorokin, V. Stradin, K. Stankewich, V. Sumkin, G. Troffimow, E. Schapiro, B. Scher, G. Schuljatin, E. Uchitel, S. Fominк
sound
Vladimir Golovnitski
archive research
Sergei Gelver
producer(s)
Viacheslav Telnov
production
St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studios

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.