Special Screenings, Cannes 2021

Directed by: Sergei Loznitsa
Country: Netherlands, Ukraine
Year: 2021
Length: 120 minutes
Genre: documentary

The end of September 1941. Sonderkommando 4a of the Einsatzgruppe C shot dead in the Babi Yar ravine in the north-west of Kiev 33,771 Jews, without any resistance from the local population. The film reconstructs and visualises the historical context of this tragedy through archive footage documenting the German occupation of Ukraine and the subsequent decade. When memory turns into oblivion, when the past overshadows the future, it is the voice of cinema that articulates the truth.

Directed by: Sergei Loznitsa

Screenplay: Sergei Loznitsa

Editing: Sergei Loznitsa, Tomasz Wolski, Danielius Kokanauskis

Sound: Vladimir Golovnitskiy, Ivo Heger

Original language: Russian
Subtitles: English, Romanian