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State Funeral
Archived: State Funeral (2019)

director: Sergei Loznitsa

duration: 135 minutes
Film Fest Gent - State Funeral

"In State Funeral, Sergei Loznitsa cobbles together archival footage from the various grandiose celebrations that followed the death of Joseph Stalin in order to paint a portrait not of the Soviet politician himself, but of the theatrics that prop up totalitarianism." - Slant Magazine

"If unseen archive proves the greatest treasure of them all, then this uniquely Soviet endeavour surely knocks it out of the park." - Little White Lies


director: Sergei Loznitsa
producer: Sergei Loznitsa, Maria Choustova
screenplay: Sergey Loznitsa
Editor: Danielius Kokanauskis

production company: Atoms & Void

More info

dialogue: Russian
subtitles: Eng subt.
Country: Lithuania - Netherlands
year: 2019


SERGEI LOZNITSA: Life, Autumn (1999), The Train Stop (2000), The Settlement (2001), Portrait (2002), Landscape (2003), Factory (2004), Blockade (2005), Artel (2006), Revue (2008), Northern Lights (2008), My Joy (2010), In the Fog (2012), The Miracle of Saint Anthony (2012), The Letter (2013), Maidan (2014), The Bridges of Sarajevo (2014), The Old Jewish Cemetery (2015), The Event (2015), Austerlitz (2016), Today We Are Going to Build a House, A Gentle Creature (2017), Victory Day (2018), Donbass (2018), The Trial (2018), Babi Yar, State Funeral (2020), Celles qui chantent (2020), State Funeral (2020)

Technical Specs

format: DCP
frame: 1:1,37

Other festival films by director Sergei Loznitsa

2012:In The Fog


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