Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Starring: Aleksey Rozin, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Matvey Novikov, Maryana Spivak
Duration: 127 min

The disappearance of a divorcing couple’s son is the catalyst for Andrey Zvyagintsev’s latest state-of-the-nation feature after the award-winning Leviathan in 2014. Those familiar with any of the director’s previous credits – which include The Return (2003) and Elena (2011) – will know to expect cutting social commentary, impeccable direction and striking characterisation; this is another masterful vision of contemporary Russian life from one of world cinema’s foremost directors.

When twelve-year-old Alyosha (Matvey Novikov) goes missing after school one day, his parents Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Aleksey Rozin) must put aside their mutual loathing and acrimonious divorce proceedings in order to help find their missing child. Wrapped up in their own individual concerns, they are unprepared for the time-consuming and emotionally fraught task ahead of them. Winner of both the Jury Prize at Cannes and Best Film at London Film Festival, Loveless is not to be missed.

8.3/10 16 ratings.

Club and Group screenings

Tue 28th May 13.00 Silver Screen: Aged over 60? Join the Silver Screen Club for discounted tickets and a free tea or coffee at these shows. Usual ticket prices apply to non-Members. U3Ac: Open to the public. Part of the latest programme of repertory films brought to us by the University of the Third Age Cambridge Film Group.

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