Sergey Loznitsa: The Dramatic Works

Sergey Loznitsa: The Dramatic Works

The internationally acclaimed, prolific Ukrainian director Sergey Loznitsa made documentaries before his first dramatic feature My Joy in 2010, a Palme d’Or nominee. While his dramatic features are superficially grim, full of characters beaten down by an entrenched post-soviet malaise, they are also luminescent works characterised by majestic feats of storytelling tinged with a Kafkaesque edge, beautiful cinematography and stunning performances by some of the region’s greatest actors. Who have become collaborators in their oppression.