Correction Class

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    Correction Class

    Klass korrektsii

    Directed by

    Russia, Germany

    2014

    98 min

    • Russian

    Drama

    After years spent studying at home, disabled Lena is keen to get back to school. The attitude of the teachers in charge of the special needs class, however, soon fills her with cruel disenchantment. Debut director Ivan Tverdovsky avoids embellishment to unfold an entirely credible drama portraying the unequal struggle of the individual in the face of institutional torpor, human prejudice and a society that tries to trip up people who are different.

    Awards

    • East of West Award, FEDEORA Award - Special Mention - Karlovy Vary IFF
    • Jury Prize (New Director's Showcase) - Seattle IFF
    • Discovery of the Year - Nika Awards
    • Best Director, Best Actress (Mariya Poezzhaeva) - Pacific Meridian IFF of Asia Pacific Countries
    • Special Jury Prize - Sakhalin IFF
    • Best Debut, Prize of the Guild of Russian Film Producers - Sochi Open Russian Film Festival
    • Just Film Award - Tallinn Black Nights FF
    • Human Values Award, Fischer Audience Award - Thessaloniki IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Maria Poezhaeva
    Filipp Avdeyev
    Nikita Kukushkin
    Artem Markaryan
    Irina Vilkova
    Screenplay
    Ivan Tverdovsky
    Cinematography
    Fedor Struchev
    Editing
    Ivan Tverdovsky
    Production
    NEW PEOPLE FILM COMPANY

    Press

    Emotionally powerful, film of enormous social significance

    Vladan Petkovic, Cineuropa

    Progressively disturbing but not without moments of humor, joy and grace

    Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

    Bracing jolt of fresh cinematic blood

    Katie Walsh, Indiewire

    Ivan I. Tverdovsky

    Ivan I. Tverdovsky

    Russia

    Cinema for me is an area of philosophy and artistic statement.

    Ivan I. Tverdovsky was born in 1988, in Moscow. In 2011 he graduated from Moscow’s Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). His documentaries have earned honours at Russian and international festivals, among them short AS IF WAITING FOR A BUS (2009), PIANISM (2012), and short SPACE DOG (2013). CORRECTION CLASS (2014), inspired by the novel of the same name by psychologist Ekaterina Murashova, is his feature debut, followed by ZOOLOGY (2016), Special Jury Prize at the Karlovy Vary IFF. His most recent feature film, JUMPMAN, screened in competition at Karlovy Vary IFF 2018.

    Selected Filmography