Kira Kovalenko

Kira Kovalenko – Razzhimaya kulaki AKA Unclenching the Fists (2021)

In a former mining town in North Ossetia, a young woman struggles to escape the stifling hold of the family she loves as much as she rejects.

Unclenching the Fists (Russian: Разжимая кулаки) is a 2021 Russian drama film directed by Kira Kovalenko, a graduate of Alexander Sokurov’s workshop.The film won the Un Certain Regard award at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival.
Official submission of Russia for the ‘Best International Feature Film’ category of the 94th Academy Awards in 2022. Read More »