LOVELESS
NELYUBOV
2017, Sony Pictures Classics, 127 min, Russia/France/Germany/Belgium, Dir: Andrey Zvyaginstev

A Jury Prize winner at Cannes, Andrey Zvyaginstev’s follow-up to Golden Globe winner LEVIATHAN offers a stark look at a failed marriage that echoes a broader malaise. As mismatched Moscow couple Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Aleksey Rozin) approach the end of their divorce, they debate what should be done with their 12-year-old son (Matvey Novikov), who doesn’t fit into either’s future plans. But when the boy vanishes, Boris and Zhenya are forced together in an increasingly desperate search for him. “With his devastating, finely layered new drama LOVELESS, Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev once again demonstrates his remarkable gift for creating perfectly formed dramatic microcosms that illustrate the bred-in-the-bone pathologies of Russian society.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter.


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