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Loznitsa's "A Gentle Creature" to compete for Palme d'Or at Cannes

Loznitsa's "A Gentle Creature" to compete for Palme d'Or at CannesA film "A Gentle Creature" by Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa has been selected for the main competition of the 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, the Ukrainian State Film Agency reported.

According to the report, Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux announced on Thursday the official program of the contest. Losnytsia's "A Gentle Creature" will be among 18 movies from around the world which will compete for the festival's main prize - Palme d'Or.

The film is loosely based on the eponymous short novel by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Sergei Loznitsa leads us into the land of crime without punishment – a journey into the abyss. 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.

The Ukrainian film pavilion will operate at the Cannes Film Festival on May 17-28, which was organized with the support of the Ukrainian State Film Agency, where Ukrainian movies, film festivals and other events will be presented.
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