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Shown: January 16, 2013 at 6pm

Director : Andrei Zvyagintsev

Country : Russia

Release Date : 2011

Duration : 109 mins

Language : Russian

Subtitles : Yes

Gripping drama from modern Russia.  When a sudden illness and an unexpected reunion threaten dutiful housewife Elena’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan.  A sharp, bitterly comic story of crystalline clarity about the moral and spiritual coruption of present-day Russia.

“A deeply satisfying film.”  (Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian)