We created multiple matte paintings for the film, including the infamous prison which marks the notorious destination of the woman's long and complicated journey. In an elaborate, dreamlike sequence near the film's end, the woman is witnessing an almost theatre-like play, featuring the many characters she has met during her journey. The scene is set in a fictional interior, reminiscent of an old, historical Soviet banquet hall with lush chandeliers and pillars, created fully in 3D.
A Gentle Creature (Krotkaya) was selected for the official competition of the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival (2017).
A woman lives in a small village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her husband, serving a sentence in prison. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.