Matchbox films is proud to announce the DVD release of Kirill Serebrennikov’s award-winning film The Student.
Adapting a controversial Marius von Mayenburg play, Serebrennikov transfers the story to modern-day Russia. Schoolboy Venya becomes convinced that the world is coming to an end and begins using religious dogma to attack the morality of his fellow students and teachers. He starts to form an alliance with a fellow pupil whom he also manages to manipulate while also finding himself in a power struggle with biology teacher Elena. His beliefs take him on a violent and shocking journey.
Serebennikov’s film is a timely fable of religious fanatacism in modern-day society.
The DVD is on release from 24 April.
Courtesy of Matchbox films we have five copies to give away.
The competition closes on Tuesday 2 May 2017 and is open to UK residents only.