by Kantemir Balagov (Russia, 2017, 1h58)

starring Darya Zhovner, Atrem Cipin, Veniamin Kats, Olga Dragunova

1998. 24-year-old Ilana works in her father's garage. One evening, her brother and his fiancée are kidnapped. A big ransom is demanded. For this Jewish family of the Caucasus, calling the police is out of the question. How can they scrape together the amount of money needed to save them? A perfectly-mastered debut film of rare intensity.