RUSSIA IN TRANSITION: the films of sergei loznitsa (series)

RUSSIA IN TRANSITION: the films of sergei loznitsa (series)

    Price: $599.00

    Code: 2229
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Sergei Loznitsa
    2006, Four Volumes, Varying Running Times
    Purchase of Complete Set: $599 (a savings of over 30% off the individual prices)

    One of our most important and vital documentary filmmakers, Sergei Loznitsa has been documenting the changes taking place in his countries of the former Soviet Union since the collapse of the cold war. Beautifully photographed and composed, his films are poetic, insightful, and haunting portraits of contemporary Russia.

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    “A masterpiece! A brilliant and evocative look at how Russian life is changing…. The camera work and brilliant lighting create exquisite images; the films as a whole challenge but richly reward the careful viewer. This set is a must for schools with programs in film studies or cinematography and a delight for all who are interested in contemporary documentaries. Highly recommended.”
    - Educational Media Reviews Online

    “Cinema Guild is to be commended for making this selection of Sergei Loznitsa’s mysterious and challenging films available in a well-produced set. They should attract much attention… they are acts of reverie that capture and play with the flow of time (both immediate and historical); they are poetic meditations on relationships between spaces, persons, bodies, and machines; they are shrewd observations of movement and stillness, change and circularity, and the relationship between surface and substance; they are compelling reflections on the artifices of film and photography; and they discourse both elegiacally and ironically with Soviet film from Dziga Vertov and Sergei Eisenstein to Andrei Tarkovsky and Alexander Sokurov… These works of documentary art, either individually or as a set, would be most useful in classes on Soviet and Russian film or cinema history and theory (or in film series on those themes).” - Slavic Review

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