Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. Deaf mute Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for deaf-and-dumb. In this new place, he needs to find his way through the hierarchy of the school’s network dealing with crimes and prostitution, the Tribe. By taking part of several robberies, he gets propelled higher into the organization. Then he meets one of the Chief’s concubines Anna, and unwillingly breaks all the unwritten rules of the tribe.
Critics Week Grand Prix, Grand Prix France 4 Découverte, GAN Support for French Distribution, Nespresso | Cannes IFF, , 2014
CAST & CREW
Valentyn Vasyanovych, Iya Myslytska
Director of Photography
Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Alexander Dsiadevich, Yaroslav Biletskiy, Ivan Tishko
Garmata Film Production
Born 1974, Kyiv, Ukraine. Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy graduated from the filmmaking department of the Kyiv State Institute of Theatre and Arts, named after I. K. Karpenko-Kariy, majoring in feature film directing. He has worked at film studios in Kiev ( Dovzhenko Film Studio) and in St. Petersburg (Lenfilm Studios). His second film Diagnosis has been nominated for Golden Bear. His next short film Deafness is his second Berlinale outing and also got a Golden Bear nomination. In 2010, he received a grant for development of his first full-length feature film The Tribe from the Hubert Bals Fund of Rotterdam IFF. In 2012, he won the Silver Leopard of the Locarno FF competition program. In 2013, Nuclear Waste was nominated for EFA Award. Member of EFA, since 2013.
The Guard (1995, short), The Incident (2006, short), Diagnosis (2009, short), Deafness (2010, short), Nuclear Waste (2012, short), The Tribe (2014)