Victory Day
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Festival in Media
Section: Rejisor In Focus - Sergei Loznica
Country: Germany 
Year: 2018

Victory Day

94 minutes/color




The Soviet Memorial in Treptower Park is among the most impressive of the monuments commemorating the Second World War in Berlin. Each year on May 9th, the day of the Red Army’s victory over the Nazis, the memorial becomes the setting for a vast gathering. This film documents the proceedings from early morning, when a small group of visitors enter with their dogs, pulling a little wagon carrying a portrait of Stalin, to the evening, after the last patriotic songs have been sung, the selfies with flags sent, the vodka drunk and the speeches have faded away.


Director: Sergei Loznitsa

Screenplay: Sergei Loznitsa

Cinematographer: Sergei Loznitsa, Diego García, Jesse Mazuch

Editing: DanieliusKokanauskis

Producer: Sergei Loznitsa, AndreyMikhailov



Imperativ Film, Tauras Films

World sales:

Imperativ Film



Sergei Loznitsa

Sergei Loznitsa, Ukrainian film maker, was born on September, 5th 1964 in Baranovichi, USSR. In 1997 Loznitsa graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow, where he studied feature film making. Loznitsa has been making documentary films since 1996 and is the author of 17 documentaries, as well as 2 feature films. In 2013 Sergei Loznitsa launched a film production and distribution company ATOMS & VOID.




1996 Today We Are Going

2010 My Joy

2012 In the Fog

2017 A Gentle Creature

2018 Donbass

2018 The Trial

2018 Victory Day