-MOVIE OF THE WEEK- Плем'я / The Tribe (2014)
An impressive directorial debut from Myroslav Slaboshpytskyi, it was one of the most audacious and impressive films to come out in 2014. It has challenged the language of cinema on how to communicate with the audience. It is truly one of those cases of "actions speak louder than words". Sure, the picture is tough to watch. Certainly challenging not only due to the limitations of any actual verbal dialogue, but mainly due to it's subject matter and the actions of certain characters commit. It is definitely challenging because it feels real. Without a doubt, it is one of the best films to come out of Ukraine in recent memory, and it is a picture I will constantly revisit in years to come.