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The Trial

Sergei Loznitsa, Netherlands, 2018, 125''

Unique archive footage reconstructs one of the first show trials, masterminded by Stalin, which unfolds as a theatrical performance with actors – prosecutors, witnesses, defendants, judges – lying to themselves, to the audience and to the world. The drama is real, but the story is fake. The film gives an unprecedented insight into the origins of a deadly regime, which made the slogan “Lie is Truth”its everyday reality.

Director Sergei Loznitsa
Producers Sergei Loznitsa, Maria Choustova
Editing Danielius Kokanauskis, Sergei Loznitsa

Festivals Venecija 2018, Toronto 2018

Projections
12.05 / 20.15 / Belgrade youth center
13.05 / 21.00 / Cultural center Vlada Divljan