Prozess (The Trial) 2018 Ages 15+

12.20PM Sat 4 Sep 2021 (2hrs 9mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

An incredible insight into Joseph Stalin’s Kafka-esque show trials of the 1930s, encapsulating the power of fake news and its devastating consequences. Inside a packed courtroom, a group of professors and economists detail their supposed involvement with the subversive Industrial Party. The tragic twist: such a party never existed, but their punishments are real and predetermined. Using original footage shot as part of a propaganda push to showcase Joseph Stalin’s Communist might, director Sergei Loznitsa has assembled a remarkable portrait of injustice and mistruth. This compelling historical document resonates with contemporary political urgency and the consequences of unchecked political force.

Ages 15+ | Mature themes

CREDITS

DCP, BLACK AND WHITE, STEREO, 129 MINUTES, NETHERLANDS, RUSSIAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT: SERGEI LOZNITSA / PRODUCERS:  SERGEI LOZNITSA, MARIA CHOUSTOVA-BAKER / PRINTSOURCE/RIGHTS: ATOMS & VOID