Veniamin, in the midst of a mystical crisis, turns his entire world (mother, schoolmates and entire high school) upside down with his own interpretation of the Bible. The teenager begins to ask questions, such as whether girls can go to swimming classes in bikinis, whether sex education has a place in school, and if the theory of evolution should be taught as part of Natural Sciences.
Soon all the adults are overwhelmed by the certitudes of the youngster who swears only by Scripture. No one but Elena, his biology teacher, will challenge him on his own ground.
Captivated audiences at Cannes Film Festival 2016
10 Nov - 19 Nov
A high school student, Veniamin, becomes convinced that the world has been lost to evil, and begins to challenge the morals and beliefs of the adults around him.
The Student is the latest offering from award-winning Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov and is the opening night film for the festival. Join us for an opening night party following the film for food, drinks and entertainment.