The latest from the versatile Loznitsa (My Joy, Maidan) documents the annual gathering at the Soviet Memorial in Berlin’s Treptower Park, a commemoration of the Red Army’s victory over the Nazis in World War II. Victory Day captures the final preparations before immersing us in a choreographed spectacle marked by unfettered kitsch, pride, shame, reflection, and celebration—a curious form of Russian patriotism away from Russia itself. With his typically patient, incisive eye, Loznitsa homes in on the contradictions and ecstatic strangeness of the ways history is used to forge a sense of community, yielding a complex work at once funny and profound. U.S. Premiere