Andrey ZvyagintsevMaryana Spivak, Alexey Rozin, Matvey Novikov
Russia/France/Belgium / 2017 / 127 minutes / DCP / Color
If motherly love is all that remains in Elena (36th), Zvyagintsev has stripped it away in this stark tale of a failed marriage and a child’s disappearance. Another dramatic microcosm that illustrates the pathologies of Russian society as in Leviathan (2014), Loveless adds a devastating coldness by leaving a vulnerable 12-yearold boy suffering from the charred ashes of broken relationships, rooted in a society of corruption. Winner of the Cannes Jury Prize, an ominous vision of the fraying of love.