May 6, 2015 6:10 PM
BFI Southbank, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 8XT
TICKETS £16, con £12
BFI London Film Festival winner, this unique drama set in a boarding school has no dialogue and features a superb cast of deaf performers. The film won the Nespresso Grand Prize, as well as the France 4 Visionary Award and the Gan Foundation Support for Distribution Award at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival‘s International Critics’ Week section.
Featuring a superb cast of deaf performers, The Tribe is set in a boarding school for young deaf people, where new arrival Sergey is drawn into an institutional system of organised crime. He crosses a dangerous line when he falls for Anna, after being assigned as her pimp. Containing only sign language – and no subtitles – the film subverts the pieties that often attend cinema’s depiction of deaf people.
Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Producers: Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytzka
Screenwriter: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
With Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova
Ukraine 2014, 132 mins
“The Tribe is breathlessly bold filmmaking; a work of meticulous craft, methodical execution and merciless presentation. It may be silent, but Slaboshpitsky’s film screams volumes.” – Chris Haydon on Filmoria.“Displaying a creative professionalism far beyond what you would expect for a first-time filmmaker, Slaboshpytskiy submerges his audience within an unforgivably bleak world that’s hard to watch, but impossible to look away from.” – James McAllister on Culturefly“It is a masterpiece! A black and dark masterpiece. But it was true, and truth is bitter. Movie was so sharp, so honest, so naked. But it was true” IMDB review