Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev

Russia / France


127 mins



Maryana Spivak, Yanina Hope, Aleksey Rozin

Andrey Zvyagintsev follows up Leviathan (2014), his powerhouse tale of corruption in contemporary Russia, with the equally masterful Loveless, winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes.

Both a hypnotic thriller and an impassioned drama of spiritual crisis, it centres on the disappearance of a young boy.

Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Aleksey Rozin) are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and bitter recrimination. Already embarking on new lives, they are impatient to start again, even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha (Matvey Novikov) – when, after
witnessing one of their fights, he disappears.

In this brilliantly bleak and mysterious drama  Zvyagintsev investigates the microcosm of familial dysfunction against wider societal malaise; aligning the internal apocalypse of divorce with the metaphysical ills of modern Russia.

Booking Information


Altitude Film Entertainment

0207 478 7608


Release Date

10 November 2017

Available Formats


Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev has produced another masterpiece […] a stark, mysterious and terrifying story of spiritual catastrophe

Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian ∗∗∗∗

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