At the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, the Re-Releasing History program presented a dazzling array of movies built from found footage and more.
While most buzz tends to focus on future awards contenders, some great nonfiction comes out of TIFF every year. Here’s a guide to some of Hyperallergic’s favorite docs from the festival.
At the Museum of the Moving Image’s First Look festival, audiences will get to see different sides of Sergei Loznitsa, who examines the past, the present, and where they intersect.
In his documentary Victory Day, Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa unflinchingly captures a ceremony in Berlin commemorating the Soviet defeat of the Nazis.
We are attracted to the places where bad things have happened, but we rarely reflect on what actually occurred therein.
Around the world, the aesthetic of revolt flows unabridged, immediate, and jittery, the revolution in any room. Which makes Maidan, Sergei Loznitsa’s unblinking and stirring documentary of last year’s Ukrainian protests that ended in the ouster of President Viktor Yanukovych seem like even more of a formal, rigorous outlier.