Magazine article Screen International

Loznitsa Plans Project about Nazi Massacre

Magazine article Screen International

Loznitsa Plans Project about Nazi Massacre

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Project is one of five story ideas that the director is currently developing.

The Babi Yar massacre of September 1941 when 30,000 Jews were killed by Nazi troops over a three-day period could be the subject of the third fiction feature film by Sergei Loznitsa whose latest film In The Fog (V Tumane) [pictured] has its world premiere in the Official Selection on May 26.

Speaking exclusively to Screen Daily at this year's goEast festival in Wiesbaden where he was honoured with an homage, Loznitsa explained that "in the Soviet times, there was a kind of taboo associated with this subject; for some reasons, the authorities wanted to cover the story up."

A film about the massacre in the Babi Yar ravine near Kiev is one of five story ideas Loznitsa is currently developing for fiction films. …

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