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Contemporary World Cinema - The Tribe (Plymya)

  • The Plaza Theatre 1113 Kensington Rd NW Calgary, AB, T2N Canada (map)


One of the year’s most provocative films, The Tribe garnered three awards, including the Grand Prix, from Cannes 2014.  Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s feature debut is truly original, illuminating the world of the deaf without the use of dialogue or subtitles.

“Somewhere in Ukraine, Sergey enters a specialized boarding school for the deaf. Alone in this new and unfamiliar place, he must find his way through the school's hierarchy. Sergey quickly encounters the tribe, a student gang dealing in crime and prostitution. After passing their hazing rituals and being inducted into the group, he takes part in several robberies and begins to work his way up the chain of command to become pimp-protector for two of the girls, who turn tricks at the local truck stop. Finding himself in love with one of them, Sergey ultimately breaks all the unwritten rules of the tribe, with tragic consequences.” (c) Drafthouse


The trailer contains some nudity.