Loveless

dir. Andriej Zwiagincew 2017 Russia, France, Belgium, Germany 127 min.
2018 Academy Award Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film, 2018 Golden Globe Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film, Winner – Best Foreign Film – 2018 Cesar Awards, Winner – Jury Prize – 2017 Cannes International Film Festival, Winner – Best Film – 2017 BFI London Film Festival, Winner – Best Film – 2017 Munich Film Festival, Winner – Best Cinematography, Best Composer – 2017 European Film Awards
The searing, multi award-winning new drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev ("Leviathan", "Elena", "The Return"), arguably the most fearless and vital filmmaker in modern European cinema, "Loveless" is a razor-sharp and gripping portrayal of a family – and society – on the precipice of collapse.

Boris (Alexey Rozin) and Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) live together in the same Moscow apartment, but their relationship is all but over. Caught in a spiral of slanging matches and eager to be freed into the company of new lovers, the only thing keeping them together is the still-to-be-finalised sale of their apartment. What this means for their 12-year-old son, Alyosha (Matvey Novikov), doesn’t seem to be of primary concern. But when he doesn’t return home one night, the couple are confronted by ambivalent and resource-strained authorities, and must mount their own independent search… one that forces them to confront their fears, past actions and complacency.

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