Saturday, January 05, 1:00 PM
Standby tickets at the door (as available) Call 760-778-8979 for more info.
Russia, 2012, 110 Minute Running Time
North American Premiere
Topics: Detective/Mystery, Religion, Woman Director
Program: New Voices/New Visions
Language: Russian English Sub-Titles
Awards: Winner: FIPRESCI Award, Warsaw Film Festival
A serial killer is on the loose in a small provincial town. Her father watches with mounting anxiety as quiet, responsible teenager Inna befriends the new girl in school, Masha, whose independent character represents everything he hates.
When Masha becomes the killer’s latest victim, Inna bonds with the priest’s son, whose sister has also been murdered. Meanwhile, Inspector Bakhmetyev is on the case. And the priest, who knows more than he can tell, struggles to balance the bonds of the confessional with the need to protect human life.
This beautifully shot, marvelously performed, very Russian drama is about people whose faith, hope, and love are put to the toughest test. It’s a film about being able to choose when no choice is possible, about the courage to accept events and about the strength to withstand circumstances that could destroy the world around you, your character, and your life.
Winner: FIPRESCI Award, Warsaw Film Festival
Director Natalia Nazarova expected to attend January 9 and January 10 screenings
DIRECTOR: Alexander Kasatkin, Natalia Nazarova
Producer: Sergei Zernov, Svetlana Kuchmaeva
Editor: Olga Proshkina
Screenwriter: Natalia Nazarova
Cinematographer: Andrey Naidenov
Music: Alexander Manockov
Principal Cast: Maria Smolnikova, Yana Osipova, Igor Mazepa, Oleg Tkachev, Vladimir Mishukov
Filmography: Alexander Kasatkin: Slushaya tishnu (2007)
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