Sergey LOZNITSA
Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА
Sergueï LOZNITSA
Netherlands / Lithuania, 2021, 246mn 
documentary
Mr. Landsbergis
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Господин Ландсбергис

 

 Mr. Landsbergis

 Gospodin Landsbergis

 
Directed by : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Writing credits : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Produced by : Sergey LOZNITSA (Сергей ЛОЗНИЦА)
Production : Atoms & Void, Current Time TV, Studio Uljana Kim
 
Site : IMDb

Awards :
First prize Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2021

Plot synopsis
Sergei Loznitsa is a consummate chronicler of the history of Eastern Europe, covering both fairly recent events such as the Ukrainian revolt in Maidan (2014) and earlier ones such as Stalin’s funeral in State Funeral (2019). Always vigilant in his representation of the past, he skillfully uses archive footage to make you feel like you are an eyewitness. So too in this film about the Baltic nation of Lithuania from 1989 to 1991, when it broke away from the Soviet Union. This period of peaceful protests involving lots of singing came to be known as the "singing revolution."
As one of the founders of the independence movement, the now 88-year-old Vytautas Landsbergis found himself at the center of a radical historic shift. His perceptive reflections are complemented by extensive archive footage of demonstrations, party congresses, and Soviet military intervention. The lengthy archive segments bear witness to the patience required of Landsbergis and his compatriots on the path to freedom. A captivating and detailed history lesson on the breakup of the Soviet Union.
IDFA
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2021