Sergei Loznitsa | Ukraine, Netherlands | 2014 | 133 min. | V.O. Ukrainian subtitled in Spanish and English
The power of cinema as a tool for constructing history is demonstrated in Maidan, an urgent film that depicts what happened in the winter of 2013/2014 in Kiev’s Independence Square known as Maidan. Loznitsa’s patient, restrained observation assembles and compresses the whole process into just over two hours, beginning with the protests at Yanukovych’s refusal to join the European Union, and the peaceful gathering in the square –amidst speeches, songs and practical questions about the camp’s administration– and up to the threats of eviction and the brutal outcomes of Ukraine’s particular 15M.
Direction: Sergei Loznitsa
Cinematography: Sergei Loznitsa, Mykhailo Yelchev
Editing: Sergei Loznitsa, Danielius Kokanauskis
Sound: Vladimir Golovnitski
Production: Maria Choustova-Baker, Sergei Loznitsa