The film “Tribe” by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky tells about the dramatic story of the deaf Sergey’s first love, who goes to the 11th grade of the boarding school. The plot of the film is based on the relationship of the hero with classmates and the girl Anya. At the same time, Sergey is part of a criminal group of boarding school students who are engaged in prostitution, theft and illegal trade.
In “Tribe” 20 deaf characters communicate completely in sign language, almost all characters were played by unprofessional actors. The film shows a story partially based on real events. To create the effect of authenticity and realism of events, the picture was shot in the manner of “spying” on the life of a boarding school for children with weak hearing. The shooting took place in boarding schools in Kiev and Kiev region. The idea of the film was born from a short film directed by Slaboshpitsky’s “Deafness”.
At the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the Tribe received three of the four Critics Week awards: the Nespresso Grand Prix, the Revelation Award, and the Gan Foundation Grant. Thus, the film was the only one that received so many awards in the 53-year history of Criticism Week. In addition, the picture has collected more than fifty prizes around the world.
Director and screenwriter: Miroslav Slaboshpitsky
Producers: Valentin Vasyanovich and Iya Mislitskaya
Operator and editor: Valentin Vasyanovich
Artist: Vladlen Odudenko
Cast: Grigory Fesenko, Yana Novikova, Rosa Babiy, Alexander Dzyadevich, Alexander Osadchiy, Ivan Tishko, Alexander Sidelnikov, Alexander Panivan and Kirill Koshik