aka Tesnota
First screened in October 2017
Director: Kantemir Balagov. Cast: Darya Zhovnar, Veniamin Kats, Olga Dragunova, Atrem Tsypin, Nazir Zhukov. Screenplay: Anton Yarush and Kantemir Balagov.

Twitter Capsule: Tough drama that touches raw nerves around patriarchy, sexuality, and cultural identity. Powerfully shot and structured.

VOR:   The examinations of Jewish and Kabardian culture are eye-opening, while hardly documentary. Takes chances in plotting, theme, and structure.

Photo © 2017 Example of Intonation/Lenfilm

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

Cannes Film Festival: FIPRESCI Prize (Un Certain Regard)

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