документальный, 2015, 74 мин., ч/б, Dolby, HD, 5.1


режиссер Сергей Лозница операторы Владимир Глазков, Вадим Донец, Владимир Дьяконов, Александр Иванов, Сергей Ландо, Владимир Морозов, Игорь Петров, Лев Рощин звукорежиссер Владимир Головницкий режиссеры монтажа Даниэлиус Коканаускис, Сергей Лозница архивные исследованияСергей Гельвер ко-продюсерNicola Mazzantiпродюсеры Сергей Лозница, Мария Щустова-Бейкер при поддержкеThe Netherlands Film Fund, Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Against Gravity производство Atoms&Void (Нидерланды), Кинематека (Бельгия) дистрибютер Atoms&Void


In August 1991 a failed coup d'état attempt(known as Putsch) led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow, ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. The USSR collapsed soon after, and the tricolour of the sovereign Russian Federation flew over Kremlin. As president Gorbachev was detained by the coup leaders, state-run tv and radio channels, usurped by the putschists, broadcast Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake instead of news bulletins, and crowds of protestors gathered around Moscow's White House, preparing to defend the stronghold of democratic opposition led by Boris Yeltsin, in the city of Leningrad thousands of confused, scared, excited and desperate peaple poured into the streets to become a part of the event, which was supposed to change their destiny. A quarter of a century later, Sergei Loznitsa revisits the dramatic moments of August 1991 and casts an eye on the event which was hailed worldwide as the birth of "Russian democracy". What really happened in Russia in August 1991? What was the driving force behind the crowds on the Place Square in Leningrad? What exactly are we witnessing: the collapse or the regime or it's creative re-branding? Who are these peaple looking at the camera: victors or victims?


Официальный конкурс (Вне конкурса)Международный Венецианский кинофестиваль, Италия, 2015