Unclenching the Fists

Разжимая кулаки | Razzhimaya kulaki

97 mins
7.6 / 10 (2214)


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.

MUBI's take

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.