A Gentle Creature

Director & Writer: Sergei Loznitsa. Produced by: Slot Machine (FR), co-producers: Looks Film (DE), Studio Uljana Kim (LT), Graniet Film (NL), Wild at art (NL).

Funding Netherlands Film Fund: Minority co-production feature film and documentary, Netherlands Film Production Incentive Film Productions.

A woman lives alone on the outskirts of a village in Russia. One day she receives a parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband, marked ‘return to sender’. Shocked and confused, the woman has no choice but to travel to the prison in a remote region of the country in search of an explanation. So begins the story of a battle against this impenetrable fortress, the prison where the forces of social evil are constantly at work. Braving violence and humiliation, in the face of all opposition, our protagonist embarks on a blind quest for justice.

International Film Festival Cannes 2017, Main Competition