Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears
Loveless won the Jury price in Cannes and was nominated for Golden Globe. The film is also nominated for an Oscar as ‘Best foreign film’ this year.
Eerie thriller of hypnotic, mysterious intensity from Leviathan director. Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev has produced another masterpiece in this apocalyptic study of a failed marriage and the subsequent disappearance of a child. *****
Peter Bradshaw – The Guardian
The director Andrey Zvyagintsev transforms this tale of a missing child into a grim portrait of Russia today.
Jeannette Catsoulis – The NY Times
Loveless gives us a multi-course meal of social ills, too dispersed to feel like a thesis, yet too chilly to feel like raw, unbridled tantrum.
Emily Yoshida – Vulture
The film will be screened at Bíó Paradís after the festival.