“’Maidan’ chronicles a civil uprising which took place in Kiev in the winter of 2013/14.The film follows the progress of the revolution: from peaceful rallies, half a million strong, in the Maidan square, to the bloody street battles between the protestors and riot police. “Maidan” is a portrait of an awakening nation, rediscovering its identity. Director Sergei Loznitsa rises above current political issues and looks at the nature of the popular uprising as a social, cultural and philosophical phenomenon. A powerful mix of enthusiasm, heroic struggle, terror, courage, aspiration, people’s solidarity, folk culture, passion and self sacrifice, “Maidan” is a stunning cinematic canvas combining classical film making style and documentary urgency.” (Atoms & Void) “My goal is to bring the spectator to Maidan and make him experience the 90 days of revolution, as they unfolded. I wanted to distance myself from the events and to leave the spectator vis-à-vis with the events, without any commentary or voice-over narrative. I used long takes in order to immerse the spectator into the narrative. I tried to record as much direct sound as possible, and I’m going to use a lot of it in the film. “Maidan” is an enigma to me, which I am yet to solve.” (Sergei Loznitsa)

Monday, 01.12.2014 – 9:45 pm
Sunday, 07.12.2014 – 8:30 pm (presented by Andres Veiel) – in the presence of director Sergei Loznitsa

With the support of Apple City Hotel



Berlin Premiere 



OT: Maidan, 2014
Country: Netherlands, Ukraine
Production: Atoms & Void
Cast: /
Format: DCP / Coulour
Length: 130 min.
Language: Ukrainian / English subtitles
World Sales: Atoms & Void BV,
Distribution Germany: tba
Festivals: Cannes, Jerusalem, Odessa, New Zealand, Sarajevo, Zurich, Rio, Vancouver, Athens, London, Gent, Leipzig etc.
Awards: Astra Film Festival Romania etc.