Loveless

Andrey Zvyagintsev

A cinematographic achievement by Russian filmmaker Andrei Zvyagintsev (Leviathan), which won him the Jury Award in Cannes. In their drive to achieve a better life, a couple lose not only each other, but their son as well.

Boris and Zhenya are in the throes of a divorce. Back then, they rushed into marriage because they were having a baby together, and now they fight constantly over the head of Alyosha, their 12-year-old son. Both of them have found a new beau by now, and are trying to get rid of each other and their apartment as quickly as possible. Boris has a relationship with a young woman, who is pregnant with his child, while Zhenya is dating a rich man. They are engrossed with their own lives and do not notice their child at all... Until he disappears.

With cinematographic bravado and sharp observations of his country’s socio-political situation, filmmaker Zvyagintsev created a masterpiece, for which he won many film awards and an Oscar nomination in 2017.

Loveless is part of the Chosen by YOU theme programme.

Credits

Subtitles
NL
Director
Andrey Zvyagintsev
Country
Belgium, France, Germany, Russia
Type
Fiction
Duration
127 minutes
Themes
children and youth, family
Year
2017