The Trial

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– Ar prisipažįstat esantis kaltas dėl jums pareikštų kaltinimų?

– Taip.

Moscow, USSR. 1930. A group of top rank economists and engineers is put on trial accused of plotting a coup d'etat against the Soviet government. The drama is real, but the story is fake: all charges are fabricated and the accused are forced to confess to the crimes they never committed. Sergei Loznitsa returns with a chronicle of one of the infamous Moscow Trials — a timely reminder of the consequences of total authority.


Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival

Sergei Loznitsa

Sergei Loznitsa has been making documentary films since 1996; 19 of them have been awarded at various festivals. Loznitsa’s feature debut “My Joy” (2010) premiered in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival. “In the Fog” (2012) was awarded FIPRESCI prize at the 65th Festival de Cannes. His feature-length documentary “Maidan” (2014) had its world premiere at a Séance Special of Festival de Cannes, "A Gentle Creature" (2017) has been presented in Cannes’ main competition and "Donbass" (2018) received the prize for Best Directing of the Un Certain Regard section of the festival.