(NR) - 1 hr. 58 min.
VARSITY WORLD FILM WEEK ONLY - Russian (subtitles)
Teenaged Venya grows confident that his strict and rigorous study of the Bible gives him the ability to manipulate all forms of authority. Challenged by a teacher who refuses to consent to his dogma, he sets out to eliminate her and subdue an entire community. At a time when arguments over the teaching of religion in public schools are prominent in the media, this wildly escalating classroom drama serves as a frightening cautionary tale.
Director: Kirill Serebrennikov; Starring Viktoriya Isakova, Yuliya Aug, Pyotr Skvortsov, Aleksandr Gorchilin.