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RUSSIA | 118 minutes | 2017

The 26-year-old Russian director gives a raw account of a young woman’s existential quest, through the prism of family tragedy. Inspired by an incident that happened in Naltchik, in the northern Caucasus, this feature tells the story of Ilana, a black sheep whose family wants an entirely different life for her. When Ilana’s brother and fiancé are kidnapped, Kantemir Balagov imprisons the viewer in the narrative, in a style reminiscent of the social realism of the Dardenne brothers, every shot composed with surgical precision.

IN COMPETITION

Prix FIPRESCI - Cannes 2017 (Un Certain Regard)

Programs

Saturday October 7, 2017

Program #88
21:10
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Monday October 9, 2017

Program #153
12:45
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Kantemir Balagov

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Anton Yarush, Kantemir Balagov
  • Interpreter Atrem Cipin, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kac, Darya Zhovnar, Nazir Zhukov

contact

  • Acéphale

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