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.
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.