The Natural History of Destruction


VERDICT: Sergei Loznitsa’s latest archival cinema essay, inspired by W.G. Sebald’s book and organized within a quasi-symphonic structure, lays out the brutality of fire bombings in World War II and the ways the war machine refused to acknowledge the human costs.

Sergei Loznitsa explores a deeply troubled past with his customary sensitivity to archival footage i
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