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Friday Night Films

Maidan

15.5.2015
Film still from Maidan

Film still from Maidan

Film still from Maidan

Film still from Maidan

Film still from Maidan
Film still from Maidan

Film still from Maidan

Maidan (2014)

Dir. Sergei Loznitsa / Cert. 12A / 134mins

Friday 15 May 2015 / 7.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

 

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Maidan chronicles a civil uprising against the regime of president Yanukovych which took place in Kiev (Ukraine) in the winter of 2013/14. The film follows the progress of the revolution: from peaceful rallies, half a million strong, in the Maidan square, to the bloody street battles between the protesters and riot police. Maidan is a portrait of an awakening nation, rediscovering its identity.

 

Director Sergei Loznitsa rises above current political issues and looks at the nature of the popular uprising as a social, cultural and philosophical phenomenon. A powerful mix of enthusiasm, heroic struggle, terror, courage, aspiration, people's solidarity, folk culture, passion and self-sacrifice, Maidan is a stunning cinematic canvas combining classical film making style and documentary urgency.

 

 

Genre: 

Documentary

 

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What are Friday Night Films?

A pop up cinema offering an alternative film experience!  Devised by Independent Cinema MK in association with MK Gallery. Enjoy new releases, cult classics, special events,
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**** 'A bold, objective document of the rise and fall of a protest movement.' - Little White Lies