Andrey Zvyagintsev’s stark but penetrating look at contemporary Russia, set in a small coastal town.
Dir Andrey Zvyagintsev
With Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Roman Madyanov
Temperamental mechanic Kolya sets off a cascade of misfortune when he asks his lawyer friend Dima to help him fight the case against the corrupt mayor of his small coastal town, who is trying to seize the land on which Kolya’s family home is built. Winner of the BFI London Film Festival’s Best Film Award in 2014, this is a stark but penetrating look at contemporary Russia.