Berlinale 2018: VICTORY DAY



Berlinale 2018, Forum
nominated for the Glashütte Original – Documentary Award

The feature-length documentary of Sergei Loznitsa, will celebrate its world premiere at the section Forum of this year’s Berlin International Film FestivalVictory Day is a reportage depicting the festivities on the 9th of May 2017 at the monument to the Soviet soldier in Treptower Park, Berlin – a place where the past meets the future.

Every year, on the 9th of May, people gather in Treptower Park in Berlin. They come dressed in their best outfits or in Soviet military uniform. They carry flags, banners and posters. They lay flowers at the monument to the Soviet soldier; they sing, dance and drink. They celebrate the victory of the Soviet Union over Nazi Germany. Since 1965, the 9th of May has been a public holiday in the Soviet Union – the Victory Day.

The film is a direct reportage from Treptower Park, 72 years after the victory.