15 May – 21 May 2015
Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH
“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
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.
“The Tribe is breathlessly bold film making; a work of meticulous craft, methodical execution and merciless presentation. It may be silent, but Slaboshpitsky’s film screams volumes.” – Chris Haydon on Filmoria.
Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Producers: Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytzka
Screenwriter: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Actors: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova
Ukraine 2014, 132 mins