A Gentle Creature
aka Krotkaya First screened in December 2019
Director: Sergei Loznitsa. Cast: Vasilina Makovtseva, Marina Kleshcheva, Liya Akhedzhakova, Valeriu Andriutã, Boris Kamorzin, Roza Khayrullina, Viktor Nemets, Sergey Russkin, Alisa Kravtsova, Nikolai Kolyada, Alexander Zamuraev, Svetlana Kolesova, Sergey Kolesov, Larisa Simonova, Sergey Fedorov, Anton Makushin, Konstantin Itunin, Vadim Dubovsky. Screenplay: Sergei Loznitsa (based loosely on the short story by Fyodor Dostoyevsky) . Twitter Capsule:
Colorful, caustic indictment of Russia as penal colony and kangaroo court. Too long? Lots to debate in last act.
Exciting to see Loznitsa tackle such typically difficult material in a more surprising style, especially as the movie continues. Brave in all respects.