It’s very rare that a work of art comes along that is thoroughly unique in every way imaginable. The Tribe is one of those movies. Directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, the film follows a group of teens at a Ukranian school for the deaf. Told entirely without dialogue using a cast of nonprofessional actors, The Tribe is unlike anything you have ever seen. Both Adrian and Mel can attest to that.
Drafthouse Films has set an initial New York June 17 release, and additional cities are set to follow. You can visit the film’s website for more information.
Winner of multiple 2014 Cannes Film Festival Awards (including the coveted Critics’ Week Grand Prix), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s “The Tribe” is an
Winner of multiple 2014 Cannes Film Festival Awards (including the coveted Critics’ Week Grand Prix), Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy’s “The Tribe” is an undeniably original and intense feature debut set in the insular world of a Ukrainian high school for the deaf. Teenage Sergey (Grigoriy Fesenko), a new student at the boarding school, realizes immediately that he must prove himself worthy to be brought under the protective wing of the school gang’s leader to survive unscathed. After an indoctrination of harmless initiation pranks and rites, Sergey’s newfound clique soon introduces him to their common activities of robbery, bribery and prostitution. At first assimilating seamlessly into his new role in the tribe, he finds himself compromised as he begins to fall in love with his female classmate—and one of the gang’s escorts—triggering a sequence of stunningly diabolical events.