Closeness

Closeness

Director : Kantemir Balagov/Russia/118/Russian/2017

24-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the engagement of her younger brother David. Later that night, the young couple is kidnapped, and a ransom demand delivered.

In this close-knit Jewish enclave, involving the police is out of the question. How will the family raise the money to save David? Ilana and her parents, each in their own way, will go as far as necessary, whatever the risks to themselves…

Director : Kantemir Balagov Screenplay : Kantemir Balagov, Anton Yarush Producer : Alexander Sokurov, Nikolay Yankin, Edward Pichugin DoP : Artem Yemelyanov Editor : Kantemir Balagov Sound Design : Andrey Nikitin Cast : Atrem Cipin, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kac

Awards/Festivals :FIPRESCI Prize in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes Screened at Munich International Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival

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