goEast Presents reflects the idea of the new festival section goEast Gurus. We show the oeuvre of filmmakers who repeatedly presented very special films at the festival and who impressed us deeply. Already in advance of the festival we want to get you in the mood with the new film by Kirill Serebrennikov, certainly one of our "Gurus", a wild and furious grotesque which has been euphorically celebrated in Cannes.
Veniamin, a teenager in the midst of a mystical crisis, has his mother, schoolmates and entire high school turned upside down by his questions: Should girls go to their swimming classes in bikinis? Does sex education have a place in school? Should the theory of evolution be taught as part of natural sciences? The adults are soon overwhelmed by the certitudes of the youngster who swears only by Scripture. No one but Elena, his biology teacher, will alone challenge him on his own ground.
THE STUDENT (UCHENIK)
Russia 2016, 118 min., OV with GER subs, rated: 12
Director: Kirill Serebrennikov
Script: Kirill Serebrennikov
DoP: Vladislav Opelyants
Music: Ilya Demutsky, Laibach
With Petr Skvortsov, Victoria Isakova, Svetlana Bragarnik, Julia Aug
image source: Deutsches Filminstitut
Tuesday 11.04.2017, 8 pm, Caligari FilmBühne, Wiesbaden