The searing, multi award-winning new drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan, Elena, The Return), arguably the most fearless and vital filmmaker in modern European cinema, LOVELESS is a razor-sharp and gripping portrayal of a family and society on the precipice of collapse. Boris (Alexey Rozin) and Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) live together in the same Moscow apartment, but their relationship is all but over. Caught in a spiral of slanging matches and eager to be freed into the company of new lovers, the only thing keeping them together is the still-to-be-finalised sale of their apartment. What this means for their 12-year-old son, Alyosha (Matvey Novikov), doesnt seem to be of primary concern. But when he doesnt return home one night, the couple are confronted by ambivalent and resource-strained authorities, and must mount their own independent search Earning rave reviews at Cannes, where it topped the Screen International jury poll as best of the festival, LOVELESS is a powerful and essential cinematic experience.
*** Critic Reviews For Loveless (Nelyubov) ***
- “Loveless is about a state of mind, a lament, an indictment of crimes against the human spirit.” – David Edelstein , New York Magazine/Vulture
- ""Loveless," which is Ingmar Bergman's “Scenes from a Marriage” dipped in battery acid, is a master class in melancholy." – Cary Darling , Houston Chronicle
- " Everything here – from the image to the dialogue to the landscape to the film's vision and judgment – is clean, cold, and bracing. " – Matthew Lickona , San Diego Reader