The Tribe

The Tribe ★★★★

I thought the film was pretentious for leaving out subtitles. I appreciate what it was trying to do, but I couldn’t follow the story. It did have a linear plot, but it was all in Ukrainian sign language, so it was literally impossible to follow for a typical American audience, regardless of sensory ability. And that was intentional. It was an artistic statement. Which I didn’t mind at first. But it was over 2 hours long. You were supposed to base it on emotions… and a lot of it was tough to watch. That I can deal with. But it just felt like a series of scenes without much connective thread. Maybe it’s just because I fell asleep. My brother understood it more. I did have two 16 oz beers.