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THE EVENT

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Directed by Sergei Loznitsa
Netherlands, Belgium, 2015
Documentary, History
      Russian
      English & 3 more
      CAUTION

Synopsis

In August 1991 a failed coup d’état led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. In Leningrad thousands of confused, scared, excited and desperate people poured into the streets to become a part of the event, which was supposed to change their destiny.

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The startling clarity of the restored footage alone lends a present-tense immediacy to Loznitsa’s archival summoning of 1991 Leningrad. At once a resurrection of a moment and its retrospective refraction, The Event speaks to the effects of documentary technique on the malleable nature of history.

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Synopsis

In August 1991 a failed coup d’état led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. In Leningrad thousands of confused, scared, excited and desperate people poured into the streets to become a part of the event, which was supposed to change their destiny.

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The EventDirected bySergei Loznitsa
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Awards & Festivals

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Venice Film Festival
2015

Articles from the Notebook

image of the Don’t Let Them Deceive You: Sergei Loznitsa’s "The Event"
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