DOK Leipzig 29 October – 4 November 2018
61st International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
DOK Leipzig Film Festival

The Moscow Trials

The Moscow Trials

In 2013, the director Milo Rau re-enacted two trials of the Russian state against artistic freedom at Moscow's Sakharov Centre. He supplemented the "historical" project - about the trials against the shows "Caution! Religion" (2003) and "Forbidden Art" (2010) - with the Pussy Riot "case" (2012) which not only drew incredible attention to his production, but also transformed a theatrical exhumation into an open-heart surgery.

Ralph Eue

Original Title: Die Moskauer Prozesse
Country: Germany
Year: 2014
Language: German, Russian
Subtitle: English
Runtime: 86 min.
Format: DCP
Color: Colour
Director: Milo Rau
Producer: Arne Birkenstock
Cinematographer: Markus Tomsche
Editor: Lena Rem
Sound: Jens Baudisch

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig 2018 catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author's name. All articles where no author’s name is given are production notes.