A Gentle Creature

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- Manai, esi ypatinga?

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.


Cannes Film Festival – Official Competition

Sergei Loznitsa

Sergei Loznitsa graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1987-1991 he worked as a scientist at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics. In 1997 Loznitsa graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow. Sergei has been making documentary films since 1996, 18 of which have been awarded at various festivals. Loznitsa’s feature debut “My Joy” (2010) premiered in the main competition at the Cannes Film Festival.“In the Fog” (2012) was awarded FIPRESCI prize at the 65th Festival de Cannes and his feature-length documenatry “Maidan” (2014) had its world premiere at a Séance Special of Festival de Cannes.