• Original Title Babi Yar. Context
  • Year: 2021
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Country: The Netherlands, Ukraine
  • Duration: 121'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Sergei Loznitsa
  • Editing: Sergei Loznitsa, Danielius Kokanauskis, Tomasz Wolski
  • Sound: Vladimir Golovnitski
  • Production: Sergei Loznitsa, Maria Choustova, ATOMS & VOID for BABYN YAR HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTER
  • Co-production: Associate producers: Ilya Khrzhanovskiy, Max Yakover
  • Awards: Cannes Film Festival 2021 Golden Eye - Special Mention / IDFA ReFrame Award for Creative Use of Archive - Special Mention / Chicago International Film Festival 2021 - Best Documentary / London Film Festival 2021 Grierson Award - Special Mention
  • Distinctions: European Film Awards - European Documentary
  • Color: Color / Black & White
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Ukrainian, Russian, German, Polish
  • Format: DCP
  • Restoration: Image restoration: Jonas Zagorskas
  • Print Source: Atoms and Void
From Monday, 30 May 2022 20:00 until Monday, 30 May 2022 23:00
At Iera odos Str. 48, Postal Code 104 35 Kerameikos, Athens Categories: Προβολές Ταινιοθήκης Tags: Εκδηλώσεις - Φεστιβάλ, 12ο ΦΠΚΑ

The documentary chronicles the massacre of thousands of Jews in Babi Yar in Ukraine. Emerging Nazi troops in the Soviet Union occupied Kyiv in September 1941. SS troops and local collaborators killed thousands of Jews in the Babi Yar ravine, northwest of Kiev. According to Nazi reports, 33,771 Jews were killed in the mass grave of Babi Yar. The documentary chronicles the events before the massacre as well as the Nazi occupation of Ukraine with archival footage, dramatized dialogues and a remarkable soundscape.

Ukrainian Sergei Loznitsa (1964) grew up in Kyiv, where he studied applied mathematics. He then worked as a researcher at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics, specializing in artificial intelligence. He then studied cinema at the Russian National Film Institute. He has directed 25 world-renowned documentaries and 4 fiction films, which were presented at the Cannes Film Festival (My joy in 2010, In the mist in 2012, A gentle woman in 2017, Donbass in 2018).



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