After scoring numerous awards at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, earning a rave review from Phil and many other critics, Miroslav Slaboshpitsky‘s The Tribe is finally making its way into select theaters. It’s an entirely dialogue-less film that centers on Sergey (Grigoriy Fesenko), a new student at a boarding school for the deaf who needs to prove himself to the school gang’s leader and winds up taking part in robbery, bribery and prostitution to earn his place.
Drafthouse Films just unveiled the very first trailer for Slaboshpitsky’s first feature and it’s absolutely packed with high praise. In any other promo, it might have been one quote too may, but this piece actually manages to tease what the critics commend, confirming that The Tribe is the real deal. Check out The Tribe trailer for yourself below. The film opens in New York City on June 17th and in Los Angeles on June 26th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Tribe:
Teenage Sergey (Grigoriy Fesenko), a new student at the boarding school, realizes immediately that he must prove himself worthy to be brought under the protective wing of the school gang’s leader to survive unscathed. After an indoctrination of harmless initiation pranks and rites, Sergey’s new-found clique soon introduces him to their common activities of robbery, bribery and prostitution. At first assimilating seamlessly into his new role in the tribe, he finds himself compromised as he begins to fall in love with his female classmate—and one of the gang’s escorts—triggering a sequence of stunningly diabolical events.