When ex-smuggler Pamfir returns home to his village on the Ukrainian border, he’s determined to earn an honest living and set a good example for his teenage son. But in a town where corruption and religion are inextricably linked, it isn’t long until he is lured back to a life of crime. A barnstorming, genre-defying debut that paints a vividly elemental portrait of rural Ukraine, featuring a powerhouse performance from Oleksandr Yatsentyuk in the eponymous role.
‘Balances muscular, crime-thriller tropes against moments of striking, unsettling beauty, tension and urgency against knottily complex character development.’
Wendy Ide, The Observer
‘This tale of a tough loner forced to test his mettle certainly has political resonance beyond its intimate telling here.’
David Jenkins, Little White Lies
What else is on?
Tomorrow (Friday 8th December)
Saturday 9th December
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!