First screened in May 2014
Director: Sergei Loznitsa. Documentary compilation of direct footage of the 900-day Siege of Leningrad from 1941-1944, assembled as a compressed montage and furnished with a new soundtrack. Twitter Capsule:
Grievous footage of shellings, hunger, rubble, and chill, as vividly restored by Loznitsa. Subjects smile for the camera!
Nonfiction aficionados can argue if new soundtrack resuscitates or impairs truth-value of footage. Historians may crave more context or scale. Point is, rare artifact, worth debating.