Gala Premieres


Scriptwriter Sergei Loznitsa
Director Sergei Loznitsa
Director of Photography Oleg Mutu
Sound Vladimir Golovnitski
Production Designer Kirill Shuvalov
Production Slot Machine
Arte France cinema
Film company GP
Studio Uljana Kim
Wild at Art & Graniet Film
Timing 143 min.
Year 2017
Age restriction 18+
Country France, Russia
Germany, Lithuania
The Netherlands
Cinema Date/Time

Vasilina Makovtseva
Marina Kleshcheva
Lia Akhedzhakova
Valeriu Andriuta
Boris Kamorzin
Sergei Kolesov



A woman lives alone on the outskirts of a village in Russia. One day she receives a parcel she sent to her incarcerated husband, marked 'return to sender'. Shocked and confused, the woman has no choice but to travel to the prison in a remote region of the country in search of an explanation. So begins the story of a battle against this impenetrable fortress, the prison where the forces of social evil are constantly at work. Braving violence and humiliation, in the face of all opposition, our protagonist embarks on a blind quest for justice.