Sydney 2017: Austerlitz review: Dir. Sergei Loznitsa

Austerlitz review: Director Sergei Loznitsa lets you create your own story in this voyeuristic juxtaposition of the lack of connectivity from a modern society to real events.

Austerlitz review by Dan Bullock, Sydney Film Festival.

Austerlitz is an hour and a half of black and white documentary footage of people walking around two concentration camp memorials in Germany but it doesn’t contain any voiceover or narrative direction since that side of development is up to you, as the viewer, and how you choose to portray events happening in front of you.

Director Sergei Loznitsa filmed at the Dachau and Sachsenhausen memorial camps, near Munich and Berlin respectively, as his focus to analyse tourists who visit to learn about what happened there during World War II. His fixed-cameras frame individuals from all countries and cultures exploring the various elements of the camps with the only real, audible dialogue being that
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