My Joy
My Joy

My Joy

Director Sergei Loznitsa

Production year 2010

Length 128min.

Country Germany/Ukraine/The Netherlands


The trucker Georgi leaving his adulterous wife behind embarks on a long and difficult journey. His truck veers off the road and he gets lost in the wild open spaces of the Russian provinces, making his way to his destination very slowly. On his way he meets various individuals and becomes immersed in a world that transforms his personality – a world of fear, cruelty and treachery.


Sergei Loznitsa
Sergei Loznitsa



Heino Deckert, Oleg Kohan, Joost de Vries, Leontine Petit


Sergei Loznitsa

Director of Photography

Oleg Mutu

Production designer

Kirill Shuvalov


Vladimir Golovnitski


Danielius Kokanauskis


Viktor Nemets, Catalin Dordea, Vladimir Golovin, Olga Shuvalova, Alexei Vertkov, Boris Kamorzin, Timofei Tribuntsev, Maria Varsami, Vlad Ivanov

Production company(ies)

Sota Cinema Group, MA.JA.DE. Fiction, Lemming Film

Sergei Loznitsa

Born 1964, Baranowitchi, Belarus. Scriptwriter, director. In 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1987-1991 he worked as a scientist at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics, specializing in artificial intelligence research. He also worked as a translator from Japanese. In 1997 he graduated from the The Moscow All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), where he studied feature filmmaking. Sergei Loznitsa has been making documentary films since 1996, and he has directed 11 documentaries. He has received numerous international and national awards. In 2010 Loznitsa’s feature debut My Joy premiered in the main competition at the Festival de Cannes. The film has been awarded the Best Director’s Prize and the Prize of the Russian Film Critic’s Guild at the Kinotavr FF in Sochi, the Silver Apricot Award at the IFF in Yerevan, and many others.


Today We Are Going to Build a House (1996,), Life, Autumn (1998), The Train Stop (2000), Settlement (2001), Portrait (2002), Landscape (2003), Factory (2004), Blockade (2005), Artel (2006), Revue (2008), Northern Light (2008), My Joy (2010), In the Fog (2012).

FILMS 2010