The Tribe

The Tribe ★★★★

I've never been so glad not to be fluent in Ukrainian sign language. a fascinating reconfiguring of silent cinema modes, THE TRIBE does remarkable things with deep focus, however indebted to the Romanian New Wave those techniques might be. not entirely sure that the film had to be *that* brutal (at times it feels like an affect), but it certainly lubricates this bracingly unique portrait of sub-worlds and the price of escaping from them.