The Tribe

NAME OF FILM: THE TRIBE

DIRECTOR(S): Miroslav Slaboshpytskiy

STARRING: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Alexander Osadchiy, Alexander Dsiadevich, Yaroslav Biletskiy, Ivan Tishko, Alexander Sidelnikov, Alexander Panivan, Andriy Haddad, Tatyana Radchenko

GENRE: Foreign Film

SYNOPSIS: A shy, teenage boy enters a boarding school for the deaf and in order to survive he gets involved with a Mafiosi-like group — the Tribe. His love for one of the female prostitutes unwillingly leads him to break all the unwritten rules within the Tribe’s hierarchy. Filmed completely in Russian Sign Language, this ground-breaking film does not contain any auditory language or subtitles, yet the visuals tell you everything you need to know about the story. This film won the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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