Loveless

Loveless

(Nelyubov)
(2017)

A divorcing couple's son disappears during one of their bitter arguments in this Cannes Jury Prize-winning Russian drama.... More

"Boris (Aleksey Rozin) and Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) are going through a divorce. Arguing constantly, and in the process of selling their apartment, they are already preparing for their new lives: Boris with his younger, pregnant girlfriend and Zhenya with the wealthy lover who is keen to get married. Neither seems interested in their 12-year-old son Alyosha (Matvey Novikov). Until he disappears." (Cannes Film Festival)Hide

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Absolutely fantastic movie. I was gripped from start to finish.


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  • Zvyagintsev once again demonstrates his remarkable gift for creating perfectly formed dramatic microcosms that illustrate the bred-in-the-bone pathologies of Russian society. Full Review

  • It has a hypnotic intensity and unbearable ambiguity which is maintained until the very end. Full Review

  • Takes an ominous, reverberating look not at the politics of Russia but at the crisis of empathy at the culture's core. Full Review

  • Loveless gives us a multicourse meal of social ills, too dispersed to feel like a thesis, yet too chilly to feel like a raw, unbridled tantrum. Full Review

  • Novikov is on screen for only a few minutes and has little dialogue, but that's all this young actor needs to make a devastating impression. Full Review

  • Zvyagintsev ... uses a toxic marriage to paint a larger portrait of decay, dereliction and moral detachment. Full Review

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