Special Screening

House Arrest

Russia, 2021, 106 min.

Screening Schedule:

Thur. 9/12 | 21:00 | Cinematheque

Russian, Heb. Sub.

Dir. Aleksey Guerman Jr.
Cast: Merab Ninidze, Roza Khairullina, Anna Mikhalkova

David, a university professor, takes to social media to criticize his city’s administration. But instead of the mayor’s dodgy dealings being investigated, David is himself accused of embezzlement and placed under house arrest. Despite the overbearing surveillance, double-crossing acquaintances, and growing media interest, David remains defiant and will not apologize. With the court case drawing ever nearer, does David have any hope of winning this battle against Goliath?