Following an incredibly successful limited release run in 2017 that culminated in a nomination in the most recent Academy Awards in the category of Best Foreign Language Film, Loveless finally opened in select theaters in the United States early in 2018. Centered around a troubled relationship and their child, Loveless is already a classic of Russian cinema. And now that it’s on streaming platforms and available on DVD/Blu-Ray, even more people can view its haunting beauty. Not to mention that the film led to a pretty great opportunity for fellow MovieBabble collaborator Richard Keaney!
The review above is spoiler free.
Directed By: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Written By: Andrey Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin
Starring: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasilyeva, Andris Keyshs, and Yanina Hope
Zhenya (Spivak) and Boris (Rozin) are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page — even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha (Novikov). Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears.
For a review of Loveless, watch the video at the top of the article.
To watch more content from director Richard Keaney, check out his YouTube channel FilMyWatchlist by clicking here.
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