The Student
Feature | NR | 118 min
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Film Info
Section:Narrative Competition
Genre:Drama
Run Time:118
Premiere Status:Southeast US Premiere
Rating:NR
Nation:Russia
Original Language:Russian
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Kirill Serebrennikov
Cast:Yuliya Aug | Pyotr Skvortsov | Viktoriya Isakova | Aleksandra Revenko | Svetlana Vragarnik | Aleksan
Producer:Yuriy Kozyrev | Diana Safarova | Ilya Steward
Screenwriter:Kirill Serebrennikov | Marius von Mayenburg
Cinematographer:Vladislav Opelyants
Description
After Venya's mother receives a call from school reporting her son's refusal to participate in mixed swimming lessons, she first suspects her teenager of being shy and derides his claim that it is "against his religion." As Venya is finally exempted by the school's devout principal, he grows confident that his strict and rigorous study of the Bible gives him the ability to manipulate all forms of authority. Challenged by a science teacher who refuses to consent to his dogma, he sets out to subjugate her and the entire community.
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