Nelyubov [Loveless] (2017)

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Writer: Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev
Cast: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasileva, Andris Keiss, Aleksey Fateev
Part of: Viennale
Seen on: 1.11.2017

Zhenya (Maryana Spivak)  and Boris (Aleksey Rozin) are going through a hard divorce. They are so involved in their constant arguments, that they’re barely seeing their son Alyosha (Matvey Novikov). During one of their arguments, Alyosha leaves – and disappears. Zhenya and Boris have to try to put their differences aside to do everything they can to find Alyosha.

Nelyubov is a hard film, showing a cruel world very effectively. How much you can bare to watch this will vary, but I was as impressed as I was depressed by the film.

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