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Top 100 Most Anticipated Foreign Films of 2015: #21. Sergei Loznitsa’s Babi Yar

Babi Yar

Director: Sergei Loznitsa // Writer: Sergei Loznitsa

Ukrainian documentarian Sergei Loznitsa made waves with his 2010 feature debut My Joy, followed by 2012’s In the Fog, both which played in the competition at Cannes. He returned last year out of competition with documentary Maidan, as well as a segment in the anthology film The Bridges of Sarajevo. An arrestingly bleak filmmaker, his films elude wider appeal with their immersive and unrelenting deliberations of abusive powers and war torn wastelands. Announced back in 2013, we’re hoping to see Loznitsa unveil his third feature, Babi Yar, which documents the eponymously referenced massacre from 1941 of 33,000+ Jews shot and killed over two days in September and thrown into a ravine. Recent interviews with Loznitsa have seen the director describe the project as depicting how “slowly and gradually, people plunge into hell.”

Cast: Not available.

Production Co.: ARP, GP Film and Pronto

U.S. Distributor: Rights available.

Release Date: Seeing as how Loznitsa’s previous features landed in the Main Competition at Cannes, we assume he’ll be returning there if the film is completed in time.


Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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