Zoology (Zoologiya) Reviews

October 1, 2017
You probably need to be Russian to be able to fully unpack the layers of satire and allegory in this defiantly oddball tale of personal growth. But the impact of the sheer weirdness of a story of a middle-aged zoo worker who grows a tail is universal.
September 29, 2017
There are strains of Gogol and Kafka in this intriguing if flawed movie from Russian director Ivan I Tverdovskiy, shot in a restless handheld style, the camera roaming and panning across a dreary workaday world.
September 29, 2017
Zoology is a genuine oddity: bizarre, surprising and affecting. If it's meaning is muddled, Natasha Pavlenkova' s central turn makes the tale - and the tail - worthwhile.
September 28, 2017
Manages to tell the story of a woman growing a tail with sad and memorable conviction.
September 28, 2017
If 'Teeth' and 'Raw' got your tail wagging, you'll lap this up.
September 27, 2017
[An] intriguing Russian satire.
October 28, 2016
Zoology is a thoughtful parable about embracing one's difference instead of turning tail.
October 1, 2016
Zoology isn't just about a person who has grown a tail, but a tale of personal growth.
September 27, 2016
While I would only recommend it to art-house enthusiasts due to its slow pace, it is refreshing to see a film that deals with body image from an older woman's point of view.
September 9, 2016
That fanciful concept is played totally straight. Pavlenkova never loses sight of her character's vulnerability and emotional journey when a romantic possibility gives her a shot at joy.