In August 1991 a failed coup d'état attempt ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. In the city of Leningrad thousands of confused, scared, excited and desperate people poured into the streets to become a part of this event, which was supposed to change their destiny. A quarter of a century later, Sergei Loznitsa revisits these dramatic moments and casts an eye on the event which was hailed worldwide as the „birth of Russian democracy”. What really happened in Russia in August 1991?
Venice 2015, Toronto 2015, Cinéma du Réel 2015, Seville 2015, Ann Arbor 2016
Best Documentary - Ann Arbor 2016, New Waves-Non Fiction - Seville 2015