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In the Fog

In the Fog

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation and local partisans are fighting a brutal resistance campaign. After an act of sabotage Sushenya is arrested with a group of suspects, but the German officer decides not to hang him with the others and sets him free. Rumors of Sushenya’s treason spread quickly and partisans Burov and Voitik are instructed to get revenge. Deep in an ancient forest, where there are neither friends nor enemies and where the line between treason and heroism disappears, Sushenya is forced to make a moral choice under immoral circumstances. IN THE FOG premiered in the competition of the Cannes International Film Festival in 2012 and was awarded with the FIPRESCI Prize.

Sergei Loznitsa was born 1964 in Belarus and grew up in the Ukraine. Graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow in 1997. He has been making documentary films since 1996 and has received numerous national and international awards. In 2010 Loznitsa’s feature debut MY JOY premiered in the main competition at the Festival de Cannes followed by IN THE FOG in 2012 and MAIDAN in 2014.

SEGODNYA MY POSTROIM DOM (Today We Are Going To Build A House, co-directed by Marat Magambetov, 1996, short doc), ZHIZN, OSEN (Life, Autumn, co-directed by Marat Magambetov, 1998, short doc), POLUSTANOK (The Train Stop, 2000, short doc), POSELENIJE (The Settlement, 2001, doc), PORTRET (Portrait, 2002, short doc), PEYZAZH (Landscape, 2003, doc), FABRIKA (Factory, 2004, short doc), BLOKADA (Blockade, 2005, doc), ARTEL (2006, short doc), SEVERNY SVET (Northern Light, 2008, doc), PREDSTAVLENYE (Revue, 2009, doc), SCHASTYE MOE (My Joy, 2010), V TUMANE (In The Fog, 2012; CE '13), O MILAGRE DE SANTO ANTÓNIO (The Miracle of Saint Anthony, 2012, short doc), PISMO (The Letter, 2012, short doc), REFLECTIONS. DIRECTOR'S CUT (2014, short doc), MAIDAN (2014, doc), THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY (2014, short doc)

Tribute 2015

Sergei Loznitsa

Germany / Russia / Latvia / The Netherlands / Belarus 2012
DCP / color
128 minutes

Oleg Mutu
Danielius Kokanauskis
Vladimir Golovnitski
Vladimir Svirski, Vlad Abashin, Sergei Kolesov, Nikita Peremotovs, Julia Peresild, Kirill Petrov
Heino Deckert (ma.ja.de. fiction)
KoproduzentInnen / Co-Producers Galina Sementseva, Leontine Petit, Joost De Vries, Valentina Mikhaleva, Oleg Silvanovich, Vilnis Kalnaellis



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