AUSTERLITZ | documentary | GER | 2016 | Imperativ Film | 94´ | 1:1,85 | sony fs7 & cooke cine varotal

There are places in Europe that have remained as painful memories of the past - factories where humans were turned into ash. These places are now memorial sites that are open to the public and receive thousands of tourists every year. The film's title refers to the eponymous novel written by W.G. Sebald, dedicated to the memory of Holocaust. This film is an observation of the visitors to a memorial site that has been founded on the territory of a former concentration camp. Why do they go there? What are they looking for?

director & producer: Sergei Loznitsa | cinematography: Sergei Loznitsa & Jesse Mazuch | editor: Danielius Kokanauskis | sound design: Vladimir Golovnitzki | colorist: Claudiu Doaga | line producer: Kirill Krasovskiy | production manager: Tatjana Losniza

awards & nominations [selection]
*DOK Leipzig 2016 - Golden Dove International Competition*
*73rd Venice Filmfestival - Mouse d´ Argento / Best Film Out of Competition*
*30th European Film Awards - Nomination Best European Documentary*
*Listapad International Film Festival - Special Jury Award Documentary Competition*
*22nd Vilnius Film Festival - Baltic Gaze Competition / Best Director*
*German Film Awards 2017 - Pre-Selected for Best Documentary*
*Traverse City Film Festival - Buzz Wilson Prize for Best Avant Garde Film*

screenings [selection]
MoMA Documentary Fortnight 2017
Tate Modern 2017
Karlovy Vary International Filmfestival 2017
Cinéma du Réel 2017
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Mar del Plata International Film Festival 2016
IDFA 2016
Tallin Black Nights Film Festival 2016
Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival 2016
Molodist International Film Festival 2016
Zinebi Bilbao 2016
Filmfest Gent 2016
Doclisboa 2016
Riga International Film Festival 2016