The Tribe (Plemya)

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The Tribe (Plemya)

The Tribe

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In association with Access Bedford, we are proud to present a film screening with priority for the deaf and hard of hearing…

The Tribe

The Tribe


A young shy boy arrives at a boarding school for the deaf. There he tries to find his place in the hierarchy of the school community, which operates like a Mafiosi group ruled by the King.

Directors: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky

Cast: Grigoriy Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy

Genre: Crime/Drama    Country: Ukraine    Language: Sign    Year: 2015

Duration: 132 mins    Rating: 18    iMDB score: 7.4/10

The Tribe received widespread critical acclaim by critics, audiences and at festivals all over the world. Film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reports that 86% of critics gave the film a “Certified Fresh” rating, based on 92 reviews with an average score of 7.5/10, with the consensus “A bleak, haunting drama whose wordless dialogue speaks volumes, The Tribe is a bold, innovative take on silent films for a contemporary audience.” Metacritic, another review aggregator, assigned the film a weighted average score of 78 (out of 100) based on 27 reviews from mainstream critics, considered to be “generally favorable.” It is currently one of the site’s highest-rated films as well as one of the best reviewed films presently.

Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian scored the piece four out of five stars, writing, “I can’t stop thinking about it.” while too praising Slaboshpytskiy’s ability to “[draw] on Samuel Beckett or Peter Brook to create a universal language of anxiety.” while concluding the sentiment, “What an intriguing film.” Leslie Felperin of The Hollywood Reporter praised the piece, stating, “The use of sign language, deafness and silence itself adds several heady new ingredients to the base material, alchemically creating something rich, strange and very original.” He also admired the film’s “silky smooth steadicam” cinematography of Vasyanovych. As well as comparing the language of gestures and body posture as “akin to watching a ballet like Coppélia or The Nutcracker“.

September 12 2015


Date: September 12, 2015
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:45 pm
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