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Student, The

Original title: (M)uchenik
German title: Der die Zeichen liest
Russia, 2016

Director: Serebrennikov, Kirill
Production company: Hype Film
Age recommendation: 16 years and up
Length: 118 min.
Film genre: Feature film

Synopsis:
Veniamin, a teenager in the midst of a mystical crisis, has his mother, schoolmates and entire high school turned upside down by his questions.
- Can 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 the 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.

Festivals:
Cannes IFF 2016, Filmfest Munich 2016, Karlovy Vary IFF 2016, London IFF 2016, Chicago IFF 2016, Haifa IFF 2016, Singapore IFF 2016, In the Clouds Lublin 2016

World sales address/es:
Wide Management (F)

Sold to:
Neue Visionen (DE)
ARP (F)