Cert: 18 – Contains sexual violence.
Sergey Loznitsa / France/Germany/Russia/Lithuania/Netherlands/Ukraine/Latvia 2017 / 2h23m / Digital / Russian with English subtitles
Cast: Vasilina Makovtseva, Valeriu Andriutã, Liya Akhedzhakova, Boris Kamorzin.
One day, a woman receives the parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband some time earlier - marked 'return to sender'. Confused and deeply concerned, she travels out to the prison, in a remote area of Russia, to seek an explanation. A journey rife with humiliations and violence - Sergey Loznitsa's Palme d'Or nominee 'A Gentle Creature' begins as a naturalistic drama and gradually morphs into the surrealistic, politically-charged story of an absurd battle against an impenetrable fortress.