Cleveland International Film Festival } March 29 – April 9, 2017 Presented by Dollar Bank

THE STUDENT (Uchenik)

 

Year: 2016
Country: RUSSIA
Run Time: 118 minutes

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THE STUDENT
THE STUDENT
THE STUDENT
THE STUDENT

The enemies of God must be silenced! So says the Bible and Vanya, a young student who fiercely quotes Scripture at a world he sees as sinful and doomed. Vanya’s sermons and actions are increasingly disruptive at his school and baffling to his helpless mother. Elena, the school’s biology teacher, becomes a particular target of Vanya’s anger because she teaches sex education and evolution. Reactions to Vanya’s increasingly aggressive calls for a “cleansing in blood” are mixed. But not everybody is willing to simply regard him as a disturbed young man. You may take it on faith that THE STUDENT is bound to be one of the most controversial and incendiary films at the Festival this year. It strides boldly into the places where faith and fanaticism meet, unwilling to back down and unafraid to enrage. Superbly and intelligently crafted and willing to set off every trigger warning in sight, this is cinematic provocation of the richest and most compelling kind. Go forth and see it! (In Russian with subtitles) —C.R.

THE STUDENT (Uchenik)

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 8:10 PM

Friday, April 07, 2017 at 1:15 PM

Competition
George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition

Director
Kirill Serebrennikov

Producers
Yuriy Kozyrev, Ilya Stewart

Screenwriting
Kirill Serebrennikov, Marius von Mayenburg

Cinematography
Vladislav Opelyants

Editing
Andrey Mesnyankin

Principal Cast
Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Aleksandra Revenko

Director Bio
Kirill Serebrennikov was born in 1969 in Rostov-na-Donu, USSR. HE is a writer and director who has received numerous nominations and awards.

Select Filmography
"Razdetyye" (1998), "Ragin" (2004), "Bed Stories" (2005), "Playing the Victim" (2006), "Yuri's Day" (2008), "Betrayal" (2012), THE STUDENT (2016)

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