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RUSSIA | 118 minutes | 2016

The disturbing portrait of a teen whose literal reading of the Bible leads him to religious fanaticism. Veniamin is a teen grappling with a spiritual crisis. He upsets his friends and his whole school with questions that challenge the very foundations of the school’s teaching and practices. Only his biology teacher, Elena, tries to meet him on his own terms – to her peril. Adapted from a play by Marius von Mayenburg on the ambiguities of the Bible, this fascinating, powerful film has a sense of humour in spite of its seriousness. Visually, it employs a bold succession of sequence shots.

Prix François Chalais - Festival de Cannes 2016


Sunday October 9, 2016

Program #103
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Monday October 10, 2016

Program #136
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 17

Kirill Serebrennikov

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Kirill Serebrennikov, Marius Von Mayenburg
  • Cast Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Aleksandr Gorchilin


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