The Student

Director Kirill Serebrennikov
Year 2016
Genre Dramă
Cast Yuliya Aug, Pyotr Skvortsov, Viktoriya Isakova, Aleksandr Gorchilin
Country Russia
Premii Francois Chalais Award at the Cannes Film Festival; European Film Award - European Composer: Ilya Demutskiy
In The Student, Veniamin (Petr Skvortsov), a teenager enveloped in a spiritual crisis, confronts his mother, his classmates and teachers with the Bible in his hand. Are girls allowed to wear bikinis in swimming lessons? Is sexual education an absolute requirement in class? Should the evolutionary theory be taught in Science class? Adults are overwhelmed by certainties that the young man shouts invoking the Scripture. No one but Elena (Victoria Isakova), his Biology teacher, will challenge him in his own court.