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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

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