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Closeness

Теснота | Tesnota

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Directed by Kantemir Balagov
Russia, 2017
Drama
      Russian
      English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish

Synopsis

In the late-1990s squalid town of Nalchik, a poor young Jewish couple is kidnapped and a grievous ransom is demanded, as bitter resentments and cruel dilemmas come to light, magnifying the small community’s grave predicament.

Our take

This powerhouse debut by Kantemir Balagov, a student of master Aleksandr Sokurov, delves into the fraught relationships of the small Jewish community inside the Caucasian city of Nalchik. Darya Zhovner’s performance as a young woman seeking freedom from a confining world is fierce and unforgettable.

Synopsis

In the late-1990s squalid town of Nalchik, a poor young Jewish couple is kidnapped and a grievous ransom is demanded, as bitter resentments and cruel dilemmas come to light, magnifying the small community’s grave predicament.

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ClosenessDirected byKantemir Balagov
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Awards & Festivals

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Cannes Film Festival
2017 | Un Certain Regard
San Sebastián International Film Festival
2017 | Special Mention: Zabaltegi-Tabakalera Award

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