Documentary / Germany – Russia – Ukraine / 2008 / 80’

  • Author:Sergei Loznitsa
  • Director:Sergei Loznitsa
  • Editor:Sergei Loznitsa
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:Rotterdam IFF 2008, Cracow IFF 2008 (GOLDEN HORN for Best Doc), Jerusalem IFF 2008, DOK Leipzig 2008

Our party guides us along the right path towards communism… Accompanied by the sound of a thumping marching tune, a locomotive speeds across the screen. Sergei Loznitsa experiments with archive material. Here it is from the Soviet film magazines “Our Country” and “Time Ahead” from the 60s and 70s. By combining reconstructed and original sounds, Loznitsa threads a continuous narrativefrom one New Year to the next in following the life of the so-called Soviet people.

In co-production with Documentary Film Studio St. Petersburg (RU) and MDR in association with YLE (FI). Supported by MDM, Hubert Bals Fund (NL), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein and the Russian Ministry of Culture.