A Gentle Creature

dir. Sergei Loznitsa / 2017 / Russia / 143min.
A spectacular portrait of Russia, that will make you fascinated and terrified

A woman lives alone on the outskirts of a village in Russia. One day she receives a parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband, marked 'return to sender'. Shocked and confused, the woman 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, the 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.

143 min
country / year of production:
Russia / 2017
Sergei Loznitsa
Marianne Slot
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