Revue / Predstavlenye / Vorstellung

REVUE is based on archive propaganda newsreels produced in the USSR in the 50-s and 60-s. The film shows the almost forgotten side of the Soviet times and the way of thinking at that period. It explores the life of people all across the vast expanse of the Soviet Motherland, though full of hardship, deprivation and absurd rituals, but at the same time illuminated by the glorious shining of the communist illusion.


Country of Production
Germany, Russia, Ukraine

Year of Production

HD, 35mm, Digi Beta Pal, Beta SP Pal

82 min

Sergei Loznitsa

Production Filmproduktion in co-production with St. Petersburg Documentary Film Studio and MDR, in association with YLE TEEMA and Inspiration Films

Original Language


Festivals / Awards

Rotterdam IFF 2008
BAFICI Buenos Aires 2008
Cracow IFF 2008 (GOLDEN HORN for Best Feature-Length Documentary)
Sydney IFF 2008
Kinotavr IFF Sotchi 2008
Jerusalem IFF 2008 (Forum for the Preservation of Audio-Visual Memory in Israel Award)
New Zealand IFF 2008
Golden Apricot IFF Yerewan 2008
Melbourne IFF 2008
Vancouver IFF 2008
Ekaterinenburg FF 2008 (Award for Best Feature Length Documentary)
Batumi IFF 2008
DOK Leipzig 2008
Sevilla IFF 2008
Bratislava IFF 2008
Alpe Adria Cinema Trieste 2009 (Special Mention in competition Best Documentary)
DocPoint Helsinki 2009
Punto de Vista Navarra 2009
Singapore Indie Doc Fest 2009
Encuentros del Otro Cine Quito 2009
Lussas 2009
Split FF 2009
DOXBOX Damascus 2010
Alpe Adria Cinema Trieste 2011
Thessaloniki IDF 2011
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria FF 2012
GoEast FF Wiesbaden 2012
DocsBuenos Aires FF 2012
Sao Paulo IFF 2012
Taiwan IDF 2012
Planete Doc Review FF Warsaw 2013
Crossing Europe FF Linz 2015
Ljubljana IDF 2016
IDFA Amsterdam 2016
Krakow IFF 2018