Taliesin Cinema - WOW: The Gulls


Dir: Ella Manzheeva

Russia-Kalmykia 2015 1hr 27mins with subtitles

Evgeniya Mandzhieva, Sergey Adianov, Evgeny Sangadzhiev

Set against the background of modern Kalmykia (the only country in Europe where Buddhism is the national religion), in a small town squeezed between the sparse steppes the shores of the freezing Caspian Sea; is the haunting story of Elza, a fragile, fisherman’s wife who yearns to escape the harsh life and a brutal husband. With her keen eye and sure control of her material, Ella Manzheeva creates a mesmerising blend of minimalist realism and tense noir-ish drama reminiscent of the Dardennes Brothers.

10% discount when you book 3 or more films from the Taliesin WOW programme!

“A haunting character study with strong visual appeal.” Hollywood Reporter

Winner Best Debut Sochi Open Russian Film Festival 2015

Age recommendation is 15

Wednesday 14 March 6pm

Prices and Times:

Wed 14th Mar


Pricing Information:

Full price:£ 7.75
Under 18's:£ 6.50
Full time students:£ 6
Senr.Citizens:£ 6.50
Other Conc.:£ 6.50