A GENTLE CREATURE
Director(s): Sergei Loznitsa
Short synopsis : Inspired by Dostoyevsky’s short story, Sergei Loznitsa leads us into the land of crime without punishment – a journey into the abyss from the director of IN THE FOG.
Long synopsis : 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.
- Vasilina Makovtseva, Valeriu Andriuta, Sergei Kolesov, Dimitry Bykovsky
- Director(s): Sergei Loznitsa
- Screenplay: Sergei Loznitsa
- DP: Oleg Mutu
- Editing: Danielius Kokanauskis
- Set Design: Kirill Shuvalov
- Sound Design: Vladimir Golovnitski
- Production company: Slot Machine
- Language: Russian
- Duration: 143 min