Russia, 2005, 52mn 
Black and white, documentary
The Siege
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 Blockade - Le Siège


Directed by : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Writing credits : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Cinematography : Pavel KOSTOMAROV (Павел КОСТОМАРОВ)
Sound : Vladimir GOLOVNITSKY (Владимир ГОЛОВНИЦКИЙ)
Editing : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Produced by : Vyacheslav TELNOV (Вячеслав ТЕЛЬНОВ)
Production : St Petersburg Documentary Film Studio

Awards :
Best documentary Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2005

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Juste Doc. 2017. Titre : Loznitsa - Le Siège - L'Usine - Artel.
Extrait (29 mn) de la masterclass du réalisateur organisée par le festival Planete+DOC (Pologne, 2013). Sergueï Loznitsa révèle les arcanes de son art documentaire et analyse la mise en scène du film Le Siège.

Plot synopsis
The film consists entirely of archival material and has been possible only thanks to those directors and cameramen, who filmed the Leningrad chronicle during the terrible days of the blockade. This film explores how time stops and life is compressed, conceding its place to death.
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Commentaries and bibliography
Back in the USSR : les documentaires d’archives de Sergei Loznitsa, Carlos SOLANO,, 2021
Le re-montage dans le cinéma soviétique, François ALBERA, Décadrages, 2017
Sergei Loznitsa : The Siege (Blokada, 2006), Polina BARSKOVA,, 2009
Blocus (Le Siège) [Blocade de Sergueï Loznitsa], Aurélien VERNHES-LERMUSIAUX,, 2006

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- War in contemporary Russian cinema, (France), 2023
- Stalin in contemporary Russian cinema, (France), 2023
- Intégrale Sergueï Loznitsa au Centre Pompidou et carte blanche au réalisateur, Paris (France), 2020
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2016
- Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo (Brazil ), 2012
- Festival of Central and Eastern Film , Wiesbaden (Germany), 2012
- Trieste Film Festival, Trieste (Italy), 2011
- Mostra Internazionale del Nuovo Cinema, Pesaro (Italy), 2011
- Moscow, St-Petersburg, two capitals, one country, Toulouse (France), 2010
- Moscow, St-Petersburg : two faces of Russia, Paris (France), 2010
- Année croisée France-Russia, Different cities (France), 2010
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2010
- Saint Petersburg International Cine-Forum, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- San Sebastian International Film Festival, San Sebastian (Spain), 2010
- Russian documentaries - musée du quai Branly (Paris), Paris (France), 2008
- Documentary and feature film festival ''Kinoteatr.doc'', Moscow (Russia), 2008
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2006
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 2006
- États généraux du film documentaire, Lussas (France), 2006
- International Leipzig Festival for documentary and animated film, Leipzig (Germany), 2006
- International Film Festival Bratislava, Brastislava (Slovakia), 2006
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2005

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