Miroslav Slaboshpitsky: The Tribe

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Miroslav Slaboshpitsky: The Tribe

Venue Raffertys Theatre
Dates 21 October 2015

Featuring Live Q&A with Director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky (via Skype)

Winner of over 25 awards at numerous international film festivals, The Tribe is a shocking and exhilarating film performed entirely in sign language and without subtitles.

Sergey enters a specialised boarding school for the deaf and is soon participating in robberies. Quickly, he works his way up the hierarchy of the school’s organised network of crime and prostitution, The Tribe. When Sergey falls in love with one of the girls he pimps out, he breaks all of the unwritten rules of the group, and the repercussions will be severe. Drawing you into a world that is at first puzzling but gradually comes into focus, The Tribe is unique and truly unforgettable. Sexually explicit, violent, and always riveting, you’ll recoil even as you are dazzled by what you see on the screen.

The Q&A after this film will involve a Skype interview with Director Miroslav Slaboshpitsky. His directing credits include Nuclear Waste, which received a Silver Leopard (Pardi di domani) in the Locarno Film Festival and was nominated for an European Film Awards.

Classification: R18+
Distributor: Bonsai Films

AuslanWhite The post-screening Q&A will be Auslan interpreted

Dates & Times:
Wednesday 21 October
Join host Peter Castaldi for a free drink and nibbles from 6:30pm
Screening commences at 7pm

Nibbles and a drink* are included in the ticket price
*Standard beer, wine or soft drink.

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miroslavthumb180x200Miroslav Slaboshpitsky

Born in 1974, in Kiev (Ukraine) Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy graduated from the filmmaking department of the Kiev 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 (the Dovzhenko Film Studio) and in St. Petersburg (the 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 the autumn of 2010, he received a grant for development of his first full-length feature film The Tribe from the Hubert Bals Fund of Rotterdam Film Festival.

In 2012, he won the Silver Leopard of the Locarno Film Festival’s competition program Pardi di domani for Nuclear Waste. In 2013, Nuclear Waste was nominated for European Film Awards.

Member of EFA, since 2013.

“The Tribe” feels like something unmistakably, radically new. – Variety

Bold, innovative…one of those rare films that you can’t quite believe really exist. – Film Comment

An unprecedented cinematic accomplishment. – Indiewire

It might sound glib, but it’s the literal truth: “The Tribe” left us speechless. – The Playlist

Groundbreaking…a cinematic experience that truly is unlike anything else this year. – The Film Stage


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Film: Approximately 126 minutes

Ticket Prices

Sidekicks Adult $14
Sidekicks Concession $11
Adult $17
Concession $14
F/T Student $12

Transaction fees apply

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Web $3.60
Counter $2.60
Screen $1.65
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