LOVELESS “Nelyubov”
Narrative Feature | 127 minutes

HIFF 2017


Directed by
Andrey Zvyagintsev

Produced by
Alexandre Rodnyansky, Serguey Melkumov

Written by
Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev

Maryana Spivak, Alexey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasilyeva, Andris Keishs

2017 | Russian | Russia/France/Belgium/Germany

Boris and Zhenya’s (Alexey Rozin, Maryana Spivak) divorce has devolved into an endless series of arguments. Consumed with selling their apartment and beginning lives with new partners, their 12-year-old son Alyosha (Matvey Novikov) seems increasingly pushed out of their minds, until he suddenly disappears without a trace into the wintry expanse of Moscow. Using the foundation of a crime procedural to shed greater light on the stark inhumanity seeping into every aspect of contemporary Russian society, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s (LEVIATHAN) expertly crafted film applies his impeccable ability to portray human drama on a global scale to this bitingly vicious story of lost love. Russia’s official submission for the Oscar® for Best Foreign Film.