Exclusive Sydney Screening for Sunday 25 March 2018
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Cast: Maryana Spivak, Alexey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Marina Vasilyeva, Andris Keishs
Duration: 128 mins
Awards: 2018 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
WINNER – 2017 CANNES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - JURY PRIZE
WINNER –2017 BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL – BEST FILM
The searing new drama from Russian master Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan, Elena, The Return), LOVELESS is a razor-sharp portrayal of a marriage – and country – in a state of collapse. Boris (Alexey Rozin) and Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) live together in the same Moscow apartment, but their relationship is all but over. Caught in a spiral of slanging matches and eager to be in the company of their new lovers, the only thing keeping them together is their 12-year-old son, Alyosha (Matvey Novikov). When he doesn’t come home one night, the couple are forced into an increasingly desperate search, further exposing the lack of empathy they now have for each other… Shot with trademark precision, his stately compositions paired with taut moral narratives of greed and injustice, Zvyagintsev again proves to be the pre-eminent chronicler of his country’s 21st century malaise. Earning rave reviews at Cannes, where it topped the Screen International jury poll as best of the festival, LOVELESS is one of the must-see films of the year.
It is remarkable that the Russian Resurrection in Australia and New Zealand remains the largest, oldest and most respected Russian film festival outside of Russia. Welcome to the XIV Russian Resurrection Film Festival we have quite selection for you this year!
14 films have been chosen to celebrate one of the world’s most diverse film cultures. Viking, starring heart throbs Danila Kozlovsky and Svetlana Khodchenkova, is a thrilling, big-budget historic epic. In contrast, the award-winning Arrhythmia is a highly realistic, powerful and gripping arthouse drama. Russian cinema is known for its emotional intensity and Chukhray’s moving drama, Cold Tango, a film that brings to life the harrowing realities of what it is like to live in a country occupied by oppressive regimes. For something [Read more...]