My Joy

Fiction film / Germany – Ukraine – Netherlands / 2010 / 115’

  • Author:Sergei Loznitsa
  • Director:Sergei Loznitsa
  • DOP:Oleg Mutu
  • Editor:Danielius Kokanauskis, Sergei Loznitsa
  • Distribution:Farbfilm Verleih
  • World Sales:Pluto Film
  • Festivals:Cannes IFF 2010, Karlovy Vary IFF 2010, Jerusalem IFF 2010, Sarajevo IFF 2010, Melbourne IFF, Vologda European FF 2010 (Grand Prix), Yerevan FF 2010 (Silver Apricot), Toronto IFF 2010, New York IFF 2010, Vancouver IFF 2010, Pusan IFF 2010, London IFF 2010, São Paulo IFF 2010, Kiev Molodist 2010 (Grand Prix and Fipresci award), Stockholm FF 2010, Minsk Listapad FF 2010 (Grand Prix), Rotterdam IFF 2011, Sofia IFF 2011, Vilnius FF 2011, Hong Kong FF 2011, Istanbul IFF 2011, New Zealand FF 2011

MY JOY is a tale of a truck driver Georgy. He leaves his home town with a load of goods, but he is forced to take a wrong turning on the motorway, and finds himself in the middle of nowhere. Georgy tries to find his way, but gradually, against his will, he becomes drawn in the daily life of a Russian village. In a place, where brutal force and survival instincts overcome humanity and common sense, the truck driver’s story heads for a dead end…

In co-production with Sota Cinema Group (UA), Lemming Film (NL) and ZDF in association with arte. Supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung and Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. Development supported by Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, the MEDIA Programme of the European Union and Hubert Bals Fund.