A Gentle Creature
Location la: Redstone Theater
Dir. Sergei Loznitsa. 2017, 143 mins. DCP. In Russian with English subtitles. With Vasilina Makovtseva, Liya Akhedzhakova, Valeriu Andriutã, Boris Kamorzin, Roza Khayrullina, Sergey Kolesov. A woman visits a prison town in hopes of delivering a package to her husband, only to be preyed upon by everyone from human traffickers to the police. She remains stoically committed until reality itself begins to rupture, casting forth visions, and deceptions, centuries in the making. Inspired by a Dostoevsky story, and akin to Loznitsa’s own dark-hearted epic My Joy, with which it shares a grimly ironic title, the staggeringly accomplished A Gentle Creature journeys deep into a societal abyss and never turns back.
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