Loveless (Nelyubov) 15

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DIRECTOR Andrey Zvyagintsev
CAST Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Varvara Shmykova

A darkly hypnotic film by Russian auteur Andrey Zvyagintsev about a couple’s divorce, its effect on their son and the resulting fallout.

Acclaimed director Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan) takes a caustic look at contemporary Russia in this award-winning film. Boris and Zhenya are a middle-class couple in the throes of a vicious divorce, more interested in starting their lives over with new partners than in tending to their 12-year-old son. When he goes missing, the pair must confront their failings as they deal with the police and a group of volunteers helping to search for the boy. A giant piece of filmmaking from a fascinating director.
(2017 Russia / France / Germany / Belgium 124 mins Subtitled)

Zvyagintsev shares the late Krzysztof Kieslowski’s ability to take everyday stories about unhappy families and to give them a tragic and universal dimension. The most banal scenes – lunches in the office cafeteria, Zhenya berating her child because he won’t drink his hot chocolate – take on a fraught quality. Loveless isn’t cheerful viewing at all but it is virtuoso filmmaking from one of the few contemporary directors whose work bears comparison with that of the great auteurs from an older era in arthouse cinema.  Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent

Language: Russian

Nominated for the Oscar and BAFTA for Best Foreign Language Film. Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and Winner of the Official Competition at London Film Festival.

BBFC advice: Contains strong language, sex and nudity.
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