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Sergei Loznitsa

Sergei Loznitsa (Belarusian: Сяргей Уладзіміравіч Лазніца, Ukrainian: Сергій Володимирович Лозниця) is a Ukrainian director mostly known for his documentary films. In 1987 he graduated from Kiev Polytechnic Institute as a mathematician. Between 1987 and 1991 he worked in the Institute of Cybernetics. He developed expert systems, systems of design-making and work on artificial intellect. At the same time he worked as a translator from the Japanese. In 1991 he entered Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, in the department of directing of play-movies in the workshop of Nana Djordjadze. In 1997 he graduated with honor. Since 2000 he has worked as a documentary films director in Saint Petersburg. In 2001 he and his family moved to Germany. In 2010 his film My Joy was selected for the main competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. His 2012 film In the Fog competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

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