V Tumane

In the Fog

Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation and local partisans are fighting a brutal resistance campaign. After an act of sabotage Sushenya is arrested with a group of suspects, but the German officer decides not to hang him with the others and sets him free. Rumors of Sushenya’s treason spread quickly and partisans Burov and Voitik are instructed to get revenge. Deep in an ancient forest, where there are neither friends nor enemies and where the line between treason and heroism disappears, Sushenya is forced to make a moral choice under immoral circumstances. IN THE FOG premiered in the competition of the Cannes International Film Festival in 2012 and was awarded with the FIPRESCI Prize.

Director's Biography
Sergei Loznitsa was born 1964 in Belarus and grew up in the Ukraine. Graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow in 1997. He has been making documentary films since 1996 and has received numerous national and international awards. In 2010 Loznitsa’s feature debut MY JOY premiered in the main competition at the Festival de Cannes followed by IN THE FOG in 2012 and MAIDAN in 2014. SEGODNYA MY POSTROIM DOM (Today We Are Going To Build A House, co-directed by Marat Magambetov, 1996, short doc), ZHIZN, OSEN (Life, Autumn, co-directed by Marat Magambetov, 1998, short doc), POLUSTANOK (The Train Stop, 2000, short doc), POSELENIJE (The Settlement, 2001, doc), PORTRET (Portrait, 2002, short doc), PEYZAZH (Landscape, 2003, doc), FABRIKA (Factory, 2004, short doc), BLOKADA (Blockade, 2005, doc), ARTEL (2006, short doc), SEVERNY SVET (Northern Light, 2008, doc), PREDSTAVLENYE (Revue, 2009, doc), SCHASTYE MOE (My Joy, 2010), V TUMANE (In The Fog, 2012; CE '13), O MILAGRE DE SANTO ANTÓNIO (The Miracle of Saint Anthony, 2012, short doc), PISMO (The Letter, 2012, short doc), REFLECTIONS. DIRECTOR'S CUT (2014, short doc), MAIDAN (2014, doc), THE OLD JEWISH CEMETERY (2014, short doc)
Tribute 2015
Sergei Loznitsa
Germany / Russia / Latvia / Netherlands / Belarus 2012
128 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Sergei Loznitsa, based on a novel by Vasil Bykov
Cinematography Oleg Mutu
Editing Danielius Kokanauskis
Sound/Sounddesign Vladimir Golovnitski
With Vladimir Svirski, Vlad Abashin, Sergei Kolesov, Nikita Peremotovs, Julia Peresild, Kirill Petrov
Producer(s) Heino Deckert (ma.ja.de. fiction) KoproduzentInnen / Co-Producers Galina Sementseva, Leontine Petit, Joost De Vries, Valentina Mikhaleva, Oleg Silvanovich, Vilnis Kalnaellis
ma.ja.de. filmproduktions GmbH Marienplatz 1 04103 Leipzig Germany T +49 341 983 96 96 leipzig@majade.de www.majade.de Koproduktion/ Co-Production Lemming Film (NL), GP Cinema Company (RU), Rija Films (LV), Belarusfilm (BY), ZDF / ARTE (DE / FR)