A Gentle Creature

2017/ Colour/ 143 mins/France, Germany, Lithuania, The Netherlands




Category Cinema International
Director Sergei Loznitsa
Producer Marianne Slot
Screenplay Sergei Loznitsa
Cinematography Oleg Mutu
Editor Danielius Kokanauskis
Music NA
Set Kirill Shuvalov
Costume NA
Cast Vasilina Makovtseva (A Gentle Creature), Valeriu Andriuta (Blue Face), Marina Kleshcheva (The Compassionate One), Lia Akhedzhakova (Human Rights Activist), Sergei Kolesov(Gap-Toothed), Boris Kamorzin (Man With Plaster Cast)
Production Company Slot Machine
World Sales Wild Bunch International Sales
Festival/Awards Cannes 2017

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.

Director:
Sergei Loznitsa
Born in 1964, Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa has directed 16 documentary films since 1996 and has received numerous international awards at many prestigious international film festivals. Loznitsa's feature debut My Joy (2010) premiered in competition at the Festival de Cannes, and was followed by In the Fog, which also premiered in competition at the Festival de Cannes in May 2012, where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize.