December 25, 2014
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
MPAA Rating: R (for language and some sexuality/graphic nudity)
Screenwriters: Andrey Zvyagintsev, Oleg Negin
Starring: Elena Lyadova, Alexey Serebryakov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov
Copyright Holder: N/A
The film is, on the surface, about how a dispute over land in a remote Russian township becomes a stone that casts ripples through a family and a community. Deeper down however, the project is an examination of Russia's state corruption and flawed justice system.