Out of competition, Venice 2016

Directed by: Sergei Loznitsa
Country: Germany
Year: 2016
Length: 94 minutes
Genre: documentary

There are certain places in Europe which evoke a painful memory of the past. Factories, specialized in processing human flesh into ashes. Nowadays, on the former sites of such „factories“ one can find memorials, open tot he public and visited by thousands of tourists. The title of the film refers to W.G. Zebald’s novel which deals with the memory of Holocaust. The film is an observation of the visitors of a memorial, located on a site of a former concentration camp. What are they doing here? What are they looking for?

Directed by: Sergei Loznitsa

Screenplay: Sergei Loznitsa

Cinematography: Sergei Loznitsa, Jesse Mazuch

Editing: Danielius Kokanauskis

Sound: Vladimir Golovnitski

Jean-Luc Julien (narator)

Original language: German, English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, Romanian