Films screening at this event

Closeness

original title
Теснота
Director
Kantemir Balagov
Cast
Darya Zhovner, Olga Dragunova
Country
Russia
Year
2017
Duration
118 min

First presented at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, Closeness is an immensely powerful cinematic experience. 24-year old Ilana works as a mechanic alongside her father in a small town in Russia’s North Caucasus. When her brother David and his fiancée are kidnapped and a ransom demand is issued, her parents urge her to marry the son of a wealthy family who could help them financially. Ilana, who is in love with a Kabardian man, struggles to reconcile her family’s expectations with those of her own.

Warning: Contains some real footage of extreme violence.

Fipresci Prize – Cannes Film Festival

Winner – Haifa International Film Festival

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