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Nelyubov

Loveless

Andrey Zvyagintsev
Russia, France, Belgium, Germany, 2017, 128 Min

An ego-driven battle for divorce with fatal consequences: Boris and Zhenya's shared apartment is already up for sale. Twelve-year-old Alyosha suffers from his parents' persistent petty arguments, as well as the viewings of potential buyers. One day he suddenly disappears.

2017 Non-Stop Productions - Why Not Productions

Boris has entered into a new relationship with a younger woman, whilst Zhenya already has a wealthy suitor who appears keen on marriage. Both parents have little time for their son, though this soon changes when he vanishes. The police are of little assistance and can only recommend turning to an NGO for help. Eventually the mutilated body of a child is discovered. All the while TV images of the war in the Donbass are present in the background, offering a mixture of patriotism and the myth of victimhood.

A razor-sharp, psychologically astute film on two parents who have forgotten how to take care of their child and a society whose institutions are unable to offer support, despite the many promises to the contrary. Subtle social criticism from director Andrey Zvyagintsev can be discerned behind the moments of meticulous observation. Having already won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the film was recently nominated as Russia's submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. MM

Filmformat
DCP | Farbe / colour
Drehbuch
Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev
Kamera
Mikhail Krichman
Ton
Andrey Dergachev
Schnitt
Anna Mass
Ausstattung
Andrey Ponkratov
Musik
Evgueni Galperine, Sasha Galperine
Darsteller
Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Maryana Spivak, Marina Vasilyeva, Daria Pisareva, Andris Keishs, Alexey Fateev
Produzent
Alexander Rodnyansky, Serguey Melkumov
Produktion
Non-Stop Production
Co-Produktion
Why Not Productions (FR), Arte France Cinéma (FR), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (DE), Les Films du Fleuve (BE), Fetisoff Illusion (RU), Senator Film Produktion (DE)
Kontakt
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Andrey Zvyagintsev

Andrey Zvyagintsev - born in Novosibirsk, Russia. In 1990 he graduated from the acting programme at the Russian University of Theatre Arts. After working as an actor he made his debut as a director in 2000. His feature film debut THE RETURN won the Golden Lion in the Venice Film Festival’s main competition.

Movies
THE RETURN (2003)
THE BANISHMENT (2007)
ELENA (2011)
LEVIATHAN (2014)
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