Archive of films The Tribe / Plemya

Ukraine
2014, 130 min

Section: Special Events
Year: 2014

A young deaf-mute, a newcomer at a specialized boarding school, is forced to accept the harsh "tribal” rules of the other boarders. Unexpected romantic leanings toward one of the gang leader’s concubines, however, puts him in a situation from which there is no escape. The creator of the "film event of the season” communicates with the viewer exclusively through sign language in a way both fascinating and new, even for experienced audiences.


Synopsis

As in other disciplines, most films move along familiar terrain, working with long-familiar and thoroughly tested approaches. To the delight of those who like to follow unexplored paths, every now and then a visionary filmmaker comes along with ideas that assault our ingrained way of understanding works of cinema. One such filmmaker is Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, who this May caused a stir in Cannes with his radical debut feature The Tribe. A young deaf-mute, a newcomer at a specialized boarding school, is forced to accept the harsh "tribal” rules of the other boarders. Unexpected romantic leanings toward one of the gang leader’s concubines, however, puts him in a situation from which there is no escape. The director communicates with the viewer exclusively through sign language in a way both fascinating and new, even for experienced audiences. "For me, the main goal was to make a more realistic, natural silent film, which would be easily understood without words. Sign language is like a dance, ballet, pantomime, kabuki theater, etc. At the same time, there’s no grotesque in it – people are communicating that way for real,” explains Slaboshpytskiy.

About the director

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy (b. 1974), a native of Kiev, studied directing at the Kiev State Institute of Theatre and Arts, and worked at film studios in Kiev and St. Petersburg. His short films Diagnosis (2009) and Deafness (2010) were shown at the Berlinale. Another short film, Nuclear Waste (2012), won the Silver Leopard in Locarno and was nominated for a European Film Academy award. His feature debut The Tribe won three prizes at this year’s festival in Cannes, where it was shown as part of Critics’ Week.

Contacts

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Film Europe s.r.o.
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About the film

Color, DCP

Section: Special Events
   
Director: Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
Screenplay: Myroslav Slaboshpyckiy
Dir. of Photography: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Editor: Valentyn Vasyanovych
Producer: Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska
Production: Garmata Film Production
Cast: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Alexander Dsiadevich, Yaroslav Biletskiy
Contact: Alpha Violet, Film Europe s.r.o.
Distributor: Film Europe s.r.o.

Guests

Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy

Film Director

Virginie Devesa

Sales Agent


Elena Slaboshpitskaya

Film Crew

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