The Tribe (2014)
aka Plemya
First screened in September 2014
Director: Myroslav Slaboshpitskiy. Cast: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Alexander Dsiadevich, Yaroslav Biletskiy, Ivan Tishko, Rosa Babiy, Alexander Osadchiy, Alexander Sidelnikov, Alexander Panivan. Screenplay: Myroslav Slaboshpitskiy.

Twitter Capsule: Sign-language idiom endemic to plot, theme, yet story holds up in any context. Bold, muscular, and politically resonant.

VOR:   Equally, inextricably vital as a formal and idiomatic gambit (all signed, untranslated), a ruthless coming-of-age story, and an allegory of survival in the former Soviet states.



Photo © 2014 Arthouse Traffic/Garmata Film Production

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–


Awards:
Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prize (Critics' Week)
European Film Awards: European Discovery

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