24 March 2015, 19:00 to 21:30
Protein Studio 1, 31 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EY
£10.00 Early bird – £5.00, find here
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This March, Protein is happy to announce the screening of Loznitsa’s Maidan. Popcorn will be given free at the screening and guests are invited to BYOB.
MAIDAN chronicles the Ukrainian civil uprising against the regime of President Yanukovych which took place in Maidan Square, Kiev in the winder of 2013/14. The film follows the progress of the revolution: from peaceful rallies to the bloody street battles between the protesters and riot police. Maidan is a portrait of an awakening nation, rediscovering its identity.
Sergei Loznitsa was born on September, 5th 1964. He grew up in Kiev, and in 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1987-1991 he worked as a scientist at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics, specializing in artificial intelligence research. He also worked as a translator from Japanese. In 1997 he graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), where he studied feature film making. Sergei has been making documentary films since 1996, and he has directed 14 documentaries, all of which received numerous international awards. Sergei Loznitsa’s montage film BLOCKADE (2005) is based on the archive footage of besieged Leningrad. Loznitsa’s feature début MY JOY premièred at the Festival de Cannes in 2010, and was followed by IN THE FOG, which premièred in the competition of the 65th Festival de Cannes in May 2012 and received the FIPRESCI prize.
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