The citizens of Nazi-occupied Belarus face a gut-wrenching moral dilemma—whether to resist or collaborate with the German invaders—in this bleak, beautiful World War II drama by the director of My Joy. Effectively sparse and ultimately devastating, this tragedy about the horrors of war recalls Elem Klimov’s senses-shattering 1985 film Come and See. Sneak preview courtesy of Strand Releasing. Opens June 14.
Directed by Sergei Loznitsa
Assembled from footage he shot at a rural psychiatric facility over the course of a decade, Loznitsa’s haunting short is a record of a place seemingly unstuck in time and space. Filmed in hazy, washed out black and white, the ghostly images unspool like an “artifact resurrected... the sense of lostness, malady and asynchronicity is prevalent” (MUBI Notebook). North American premiere!
with Sergei Loznitsa
Screening will be followed by a Q&A with acclaimed filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (My Joy), moderated by film critic Eric Hynes.