The Pencil

Directed by Natalya Nazarova
Fortissimo Films
92 Minutes
Not Rated
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Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to the deep north province of Russia. As she starts teaching art in a local school, she finds herself opposed by a twelve-year-old boy, Misha, whose brother is a feared local gang leader.


  • Nadezhda Gorelova
  • Vladimir Mishukov
  • Highest Rating
    "The Pencil is a film that combines thriller aesthetics with pointy social commentary artfully, thus succeeding in providing both entertainment and food for thought."
    Panos Kotzathanasis, Asian Movie Pulse

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