I am ready to live for cinema. - Sergei Loznitsa Sergei Loznitsa was born in 1964 in the city of Baranovichi in the USSR. Later on his family migrated to Kiev in Ukraine and he identifies as an independent Ukrainian. Loznitsa studied mathematics and worked as a scientist for many years. His passion for cinematography grew ever stronger and in 1991 he entered the Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. Since his graduation he has made several documentaries that have won awards in film festivals, including festivals in Karlovy Vary, Paris, Toronto og and St. Petersburg. In 2010 Loznitsa’s feature debut My Joy premiered in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival. At this year’s Cannes festival, he won the Best Director award for his fim Donbass. Loznitsa’s films are poignant and radical pieces of art that often involve firm, yet comic, criticism of modern society, and his background in cinematography results in masterful imagery. Sergei Loznitsa is without a doubt one of the most interesting filmmaker of today.