O Evento · The Event

Sergei Loznitsa

2015, NLD, BEL, 74', M12

Competition 2015

01 Dec 2015 · TM Rivoli, Pequeno Auditório · 22H30

04 Dec 2015 · Passos Manuel · 16H30

Sergei Loznitsa takes us back to the streets of the Soviet Union where in 1991 a failed coup d’état (Putsch) conducted a series of new players to power. The population gets together at the squares trying to know more about what was happening, carefully listening to the successive official memos and rumours. At the same time, TV and radio channels broadcast "The Swan Lake" by Tchaikovsky. "The Event" revisits those dramatic moments and the birth of the “Russian democracy”, skilfully using found-footage that shows the Russia of Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin in a new and fresh angle. (André Puertas Oliveira)