MAIDAN

By Sergei LOZNITSA

NETHERLANDS FILM FUND / NETHERLANDS FILM COMMISSION - as FIN

Documentary - Completed 2014


    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • UKRAINE, NETHERLANDS
    • Duration
    • 131 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sergei LOZNITSA
    • Synopsis
    • MAIDAN chronicles a civil uprising against the regime of president Yanukovych which took place in Kiev (Ukraine) in the winter of 2013/14. The film follows the progress of the revolution: from peaceful rallies, half a million strong, in the Maidan square, to the bloody street battles between the protestors and riot police. MAIDAN is a portrait of an awakening nation, rediscovering its identity.

      Director Sergei Loznitsa rises above current political issues and looks at the nature of the popular uprising as a social, cultural and philosophical phenomenon. A powerful mix of enthusiasm, heroic struggle, terror, courage, aspiration, people's solidarity, folk culture, passion and self-sacrifice, MAIDAN is a stunning cinematic canvas combining classical film making style and documentary urgency.
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