A Gentle Creature

A Gentle Creature
  • 2017
  • 2h 23min
  • Directed by: Sergei Loznitsa
  • Cast: Liya Akhedzhakova, Vasilina Makovtseva, Valeriu Andriutã

An unnamed woman (Makovtseva) living in an unspecified Russian village goes on a journey to discover why a parcel she sent to her imprisoned husband was sent back. Her quest sends her into an endless circle of hell, as corrupt officials send her to the brink and immerses the viewer into the oppressive claustrophobia of daily life. Sergei Loznitsa's feature is ambitious and unsettling, with a howl of anguish lying at its heart.

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A Gentle Creature

9 Apr 20184 stars

Despairing, state-of-the-nation Russian drama directed by Sergei Loznitsa

The recent chill in relations between Moscow and the West makes A Gentle Creature even more compelling. Sergei Loznitsa's first narrative feature since 2012's In the Fog is a bleak, angry epic painting a despairing state-of-the-nation portrait of a…

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