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A divorcing couple's son disappears during one of their bitter arguments in this Cannes Jury Prize-winning Russian drama.

"Boris (Aleksey Rozin) and Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) are going through a divorce. Arguing constantly, and in the process of selling their apartment, they are already preparing for their new lives: Boris with his younger, pregnant girlfriend and Zhenya with the wealthy lover who is keen to get married. Neither seems interested in their 12-year-old son Alyosha (Matvey Novikov). Until he disappears." (Cannes Film Festival)



Winner of the Jury Prize, 2017 Cannes Film Festival

Directed by

Written by

Drama, World Cinema


Rating: MA15+ Strong sex scenes

Russian with English subtitles

Russia, France

Hollywood Reporter


Zvyagintsev once again demonstrates his remarkable gift for creating perfectly formed dramatic microcosms that illustrate the bred-in-the-bone pathologies of Russian society.

The Guardian (UK)


It has a hypnotic intensity and unbearable ambiguity which is maintained until the very end.

Variety (USA)


Takes an ominous, reverberating look not at the politics of Russia but at the crisis of empathy at the culture's core.



Loveless gives us a multicourse meal of social ills, too dispersed to feel like a thesis, yet too chilly to feel like a raw, unbridled tantrum.

Los Angeles Times


Novikov is on screen for only a few minutes and has little dialogue, but that's all this young actor needs to make a devastating impression.

New York Times


Zvyagintsev ... uses a toxic marriage to paint a larger portrait of decay, dereliction and moral detachment.

TimeOut (London)


A fiercely smart drama, its despairing mood sticks with you long after it ends.


Absolutely fantastic movie. I was gripped from start to finish.