Indie Trailer Sunday: Sergei Loznitsa's Russian Drama 'In The Fog'
"Does a war really transform us to that extent?" Today's indie/foreign trailer to feature is for a film called In The Fog, directed by Sergei Loznitsa (of My Joy), an "eerie, dreamlike World War II drama" that played in Cannes and TIFF last year. A number of my colleagues ranked this highly as one of the best films of 2012, though it's just now getting a theatrical release. Vladimir Svirskiy stars as a partisan suspected of being a traitor who is apprehended by his comrades and taken out into the woods to be executed — but as the night fog closes in, the difference between darkness and light (or innocence and guilt) becomes ever more murky.
Here's the official US trailer for Sergei Loznitsa's In The Fog, available in high def on Apple:
It is 1942 and the western edge of the USSR is under German occupation. In the region, local partisans are waging a brutal battle against their foreign enemies. Sushenya, an innocent rail worker, is arrested with a band of saboteurs when a train is derailed not far from his village. Captured by the partisans, he is led through the forest where they are ambushed. Soon he finds himself one-on-one with his wounded enemy...
In The Fog is written & directed by Belarus-born filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa (of My Joy and numerous docs including Northern Light), based on a novel by Vasili Bykov. This first premiered at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals last year. Strand Releasing will debut In The Fog in limited US theaters starting June 14th.