Program → Films by sections → Donbass
Festival in Media
Section: Rejisor In Focus - Sergei Loznica
Country: Germany France, Ukraine, Netherlands, Romania
Year: 2018


120 minutes/color



In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by gangs.

In the Donbass, war is called love, propaganda is uttered as truth, hatred is declared to be love. It’s not about one region, one country or one political system, it’s about humanity and civilization in general. It’s about each and every one of us.


Director: Sergei Loznitsa

Screenplay: Sergei Loznitsa

Cinematographer: Oleg Mutu

Editing: Danielius Kokanauskis



Tamara Yatsenko, Liudmila Smorodina, Olesya Zhurakovskaya, Boris Kamorzin, Sergei Russkin, Petro Panchuk, Irina Plesnyaeva, Zhanna Lubgane, Vadim Dobuvsky, Alexander Zamurayev


Production: Filmproduktions-GmbH, Arthouse Traffic, JBA Production, Graniet Film, Wild at Art, Atoms & Void, Digital Cube Post-Production (RO)

World sales:

Pyramide International



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