As Sergei Loznitsa ('In the Fog') returns this week with the darkly satirical 'Donbass' - now showing in cinemas and on Curzon Home Cinema - rediscover his Palme d'Or nominated 'A Gentle Creature' from last year.
A woman who lives alone on the outskirts of a village in Russia 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. There 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.
BBFC certified 18 - sexual violence
★★★★ "Brutally realist movie" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
★★★★★ "A head-spinning odyssey into Russian despair" - Robbie Collin, The Telegraph