A Gentle Creature / Кроткая
France, Russia, Germany, Lithuania, The Netherlands, Ukraine 2017

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directed by Sergei Loznitsa, drama, 143 min, fr subtitles written by Sergei Loznitsa
with Vasilina Makovtseva, Valeriu Andriuta, Sergei Kolesov, Dimitry Bykovsky

Wednesday 11.10.2017 - 21.00, Ciné Utopia

Inspired by Dostoyevsky’s short story, Sergei Loznitsa (In the Fog, Maidan – CinEast 2014) leads us into the land of crime without punishment – a journey into the abyss. A woman who lives alone on the outskirts of a village in Russia receives the parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband, marked 'return to sender'. Shocked and confused, she has no choice but to travel to the prison in a remote region of the country in search of an explanation. So begins the story of a battle against this impenetrable fortress, a prison where the forces of social evil are constantly at work. Braving violence and humiliation, in the face of all opposition, our protagonist embarks on a blind quest for justice.

Awards:
Cannes IFF 2017 (Official Selection)
Batumi International Arthouse FF 2017 (Best Film)

Une femme reçoit le colis qu'elle a envoyé à son mari en prison, avec la mention "retour à l'expéditeur". Elle n'a pas d'autre choix que de se rendre à la prison pour chercher une explication et demander justice. Adaptation libre de la nouvelle éponyme de Dostoïevski, A Gentle Creature est un regard captivant et sinistre sur la Russie contemporaine, qui nous emmène en quête de la justice.

Prix:
Cannes IFF 2017 (Sélection officielle)
Batumi International Arthouse FF 2017 (Meilleur film)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sun3D8VqkGY http://www.wildbunch.biz/movie/a-gentle-creature/ http://cineuropa.org/ff.aspx?t=ffocus&l=en&did=332421 http://cineuropa.org/ff.aspx?t=ffocusinterview&l=en&tid=3165&did=332151 http://loznitsa.com/