LOVELESS “Nelyubov”
Narrative Feature | 127 minutes

HIFF 2017

World Cinema

This film played at HIFF 2017
on 10/6/17 and 10/7/17


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

Presented by

East Coast Premiere

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.