Ada is stuck. Living in a dead-end industrial town in North Ossetia, she is a young woman caught in the grip of the domineering men in her life. But when her older brother returns home and her tyrannical father suddenly falls ill, Ada finally sees a possible path to freedom.
The winner of Cannes’s Un Certain Regard award in 2021 is the visceral story of a young woman’s struggle to free herself from the grip of her father—and the patriarchy with it. With the intensity of a thriller, this stirring feminist portrait announces a tremendous talent in director Kira Kovalenko.
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