2018 Academy Award-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film!
In Loveless, the new film from acclaimed Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan), Zhenya (Maryana Spivak), a beauty salon owner, and Boris (Aleksey Rozin), a middle-management office worker, are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations.
“Profoundly affecting … gets under the skin and stays there.” – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to move on; neither wants custody of their overlooked and ignored 12-year-old son Alexey (Matvey Novikov), who overhears their quarrels. Alexey disappears, but it is several days before his parents notice, when his school phones to report his absence. The police are called but admit they don’t have time to search for Alexey, and advise his parents to hire private investigators. A heartbreaking and emotionally stunning portrait of modern Russian society, Loveless is an Academy Award-nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as the winner of the Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival and Best Film, London Film Festival. (Dir. by Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2017, Russia/France/Germany/Belgium, in Russian with English subtitles, 127 mins., Rated R)