Babi Yar. Context

Babi Yar. Context
dir. Siergiej Łoźnica/Ukraine, The Netherlands, France/2021/121 min.
place
date
time
Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Goplana
2022-05-14
17:45
Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Warszawa
2022-05-16
12:30
Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Morskie Oko
2022-05-18
14:30
Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Morskie Oko
2022-05-19
15:45
Gdyńskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Goplana
2022-05-22
18:15

On September 29–30, 1941, Einsatzgruppe C, assisted by two battalions of the Police Regiment South and the Ukrainian Auxiliary Police, shot dead 33,771 Jews in the Babi Yar ravine in the North-West of Kiev, Ukraine. This title card appears in the very middle of Sergei Loznitsa’s latest virtuoso, deeply troubling archival documentary, its placement perfectly illustrating the approach laid out in the title: if grasping such a horrific atrocity is impossible, any understanding of it can only be gained through context.

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  • projection time:
    121 min.
  • country/year:
    Ukraine, The Netherlands, France /2021
  • director:
    Siergiej Łoźnica
  • pictures:
    archives
  • production:
    Siergiej Łoźnica, Maria Choustowa / Atom & Void, Baby Yar Holocaust Memorial Center
  • festivals and awards:
    2021 – Cannes IFF: Best Doc Award; 2021 – IDFA Amsterdam; 2021 – London FF

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