A deaf teenager tries to find his place in the hierarchy of the boarding school system. Deprived of words and music, the hopeless landscape of dramatic world…
Saturday / 16.04.2016 / 20:00
New Horizons Art House Cinema, 19a-21 Kazimierza Wielkiego St
Admission is free
Ukraine 2014, 132 min.
Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi
Screenplay: Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi
Dir. photography: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Editor: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Starring: Grygoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Roza Babiy, Oleksandr Dziadevych
Producers: Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska
Production: Garmata Film Production, Ukrainian Film Agency, Hubert Bals Fund, Development of Ukraine
Awards: the film has wonover 30 awards of the international film festivals, including three awards at the Critics’ Week in Cannes, and the director received the European Film Award for European Discovery of the Year.
‘Love and hatred do not need words’, the slogan formulated by Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi for his debut feature film, describing the life of deaf people. It’s a pure visual material, there are no familiar words for an average viewer; the film that sharpens perception and enhances emotions. All motivations, goals and aspirations of the characters are revealed through the expressiveness of actors. The two-hour story is about a deaf and mute teenager Sergiy who arrives at a new boarding school, where prevails a strict hierarchy and tribal laws. To survive, he has to join the main group and adopt its rules. The world around is incredibly primitive and harsh, there’s no place for good feelings; It is ruled by rigid laws of force and pragmatism; even love is deformed here, becoming a nightmare with tragic end. The film is memorable, it encourages considerations and it changes our outlook. The Tribe’s rudeness makes very sensitive people close their eyes, but then without light and sound, only darkness of cruel world stays...
Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi, the most famous Ukrainian filmmaker of the younger generation. Born in 1974. Graduated from the National University of Theater, Film, and TV in Kyiv (film and television directing). He has worked as a reporter for criminal chronicles, has written scripts for films and television. Since 2000 he has been a Member of the Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers. He was Vice-president of the Association of Young Filmmakers of Ukraine. Because of the conflict with the State Service of Cinematography, Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi left to St. Petersburg, where he worked as a script writer for numerous projects. Back to Ukraine, he debuted with The Incident shot film. The Tribe feature film starts a new stage in his career. For the first time in the 53-year history of The International Critics' Week his film has won three of the four awards, including the Grand Prix
2006 – Nightmare
2009 – Diagnosis
2010 – Deafness
2012 – Ukraine, Goodbye!
2014 – The Tribe