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MAIDAN chronicles the Ukrainian civil uprising that took place in the winter of 2013/14. Following the progress of the revolution, from peaceful rallies that were half a million strong in number 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, which premiered at Cannes, is a stunning cinematic canvas that combines classical filmmaking and documentary urgency.
2014 / Ukrainian dialogue with English subtitles / Colour / 130 mins
Genre: Non-fiction and War
Programme: Cinema of the World
Premiere: MENA Premiere
Rating: PG
Contains: Requires Parental Guidance
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
Producer: Maria Choustova-Baker, Sergei Loznitsa
Scriptwriter: Sergei Loznitsa
DOP: Sergei Loznitsa, Serhiy Stefan Stetsenko, Mykhailo Yelchev
Editor: Sergei Loznitsa, Danielius Kokanauskis