Sergei Loznitsa
Mr Landsbergis
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Mr Landsbergis

Mr Landsbergis

Sergei Loznitsa

2020
248 min.
Netherlands, United States and Lithuania
Lithuanian
Subtitles: Catalan

A monumental film about the independence of Lithuania and the collapse of the USSR that makes us relive 20th century history and sheds light on today's conflicts.

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Direction
Sergei Loznitsa
Sound
Saulius UrbanaviČIus
Production
Uljana Kim
Co-production
Sergei Loznitsa, Maria Choustova
Editing
Danielius Kokanauskis
Script
Vytautas V. Landsbergis, Sergei Loznitsa
Synopsis

Sergei Loznitsa constructs a monumental chronicle of the Lithuanian independence process. The film is so intense that it makes us relive in real time the historical events that between 1987 and 1991 culminated in the liberation of the Baltic States and the collapse of the USSR. The extraordinary editing combines previously unseen film archives with the actual witness of Vytautas Landsbergis, the first Lithuanian head of state. The story of Landsbergis, a music teacher with a refined sense of humour who was pushed by history to become a politician, gives an insight into the inner workings of a 20th century key process and sheds light on the turbulent present we’re living. A memorable work of art to understand how small details can write History in capitals: a song can trigger a revolution.

About the direction
Sergei Loznitsa

Sergei Loznitsa

Director

Sergei Loznitsa was born on September 5th 1964. He grew up in Kiev (Ukraine), and in 1987 graduated...

Awards and festivals

IDFA - Best international film
The Netherlands, 2020
Zagreb Human Rights Festival
Croacia, 2021
Filmoteca Madrid
Spain, 2022
Sergei Loznitsa
Mr Landsbergis
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