The blockade of Leningrad by Hitler’s armies during World War II: 900 days, more than a million civilian victims. By focusing on the accounts of the last survivors of the tragedy, the film performs a masterly piece of decoding. A staggering reflection on the concept of historical “truth”, or of memory wrestling with propaganda and censorship, trauma and silence.
Film: 900 Dagen
Prize Visions du Réel 2012: Special mention