Magazine article Screen International

Dogwoof Acquires Ukrainian Doc Maidan

Magazine article Screen International

Dogwoof Acquires Ukrainian Doc Maidan

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Distributor acquires UK rights for Sergei Loznitsa's Ukrainian documentary, set for theatrical release in February 2015.

Maidan chronicles the civil unrest and uprising against the regime of president Yanukovych in the central square of Kiev, the Ukrainian capital during the winter of 2013/14.

The film follows the progress of the revolution: from peaceful rallies half a million strong in the Maidan square, to the bloody street battles between the protesters and riot police.

The deal, brokered by Dogwoof head of distribution Oli Harbottle with production company Atom and Void, will see the documentary open Dogwoof's 2015 slate.

"Maidan is ever-relevant as an important political statement as well as being a stunning artistic documentary," said Harbottle. …

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