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Mr Landsbergis + Zoom Q&A

in partnership with Pushkin House
Dir: Sergei Loznitsa
Netherlands / Lithuania / 2021 / 246mins

In the Cinema

Treat yourself to a special cinema experience and enjoy documentaries on the big screen.

Showing from Sun 19 Jun

Price: Event Price £12.50 (£10 concessions)

Winner of the top prize at IDFA, Mr. Landsbergis tells an absorbing story of the Lithuanian nation's fight for independence between 1988 and 1993. This epic documentary focuses on music professor Vytautas Landsbergis, who by the will of fate became the first Head of Parliament of Lithuania after it left the Soviet Union.

Along with the portrait of this charismatic person, Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Lozntisa offers an author's look at the archival footage of the peaceful protests that are often called the "singing revolution."

This reflection on the persistent democratic movement towards freedom becomes an important historical lesson about Soviet imperialism.

The screening will be followed by a Zoom Q&A with film director Sergei Loznitsa and film scholar Professor Ian Christie.

This event is presented by Pushkin House – an independent cultural centre in London that provides a platform for exchange, interpretation and dialogue. It is a bridge that facilitates active enquiry and encourages conversations among writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, performers and academics.

More about Sergei Loznitsa
Sergei Loznitsa is a Ukrainian film director who was born in 1964 in Belarus. He grew up in Kyiv, where he graduated from the Kyiv Polytechnic and worked as a scientist.

In 1997, he graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) in Moscow, where he studied feature filmmaking. Sergei Loznitsa has been making films since 1996, and by now he has directed 23 award-winning documentaries and 4 fiction films. In 2018, he received the prize for Best Directing of the Un Certain Regard section of Festival de Cannes for his fourth feature film Donbass.

His feature-length documentary film Maidan (2014), the chronicles of the Ukrainian revolution, had its world premiere at a Séance Special of Festival de Cannes, whereas The Event (2015), Austerlitz (2016), The Trial (2018) and State Funeral (2019) were presented at the Venice International Film Festival.

PLEASE NOTE: THERE WILL BE NO ADVERTS PLAYED BEFORE FILMS IN THE BERTHA DOCHOUSE SCREEN. ALL FEATURES WILL START PROMPTLY FOLLOWING A SELECTION OF TRAILERS.