Move East Movie: A Gentle Creature

3 September 2020 | 20.00-22.35 | Workshops of Culture, Grodzka 7 – patio

dir. Sergei Loznitsa
FRA / DEU / NLD / LTU | 2017
143 min.

A Gentle creature, screened at the main competition at Cannes Film Festival in 2017 is the third feature film of the Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa (My Joy, In the Fog). Inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevlsy’s story under the same title, the film leads us into a world of a crime without punishment. Contemporary Russian countryside. A woman gets back a package she sent to her imprisoned husband. She decides to visit him to find out what’s going on. She finds herself in a Kafkaesque city – prison, the officials refuse to give her information, she keeps hearing “state secret”. Her path leads her through successive circles of Russian hell, corrupted at all institutional and moral levels. Is there anyone out there whom she can trust? A gentle creature is a spectacular portrait of contemporary Russia, that we watch with fascination and horror.