WHO’S IN IT?
Maryana Spivak (Space Dogs: Adventure to the Moon), Aleksey Rozin (Leviathan), Matvey Novikov (film debut), Marina Vasilyeva (When We Were Happy), Andris Keišs (Kolka Cool), Artyom Zhigulin (film debut), Sergey Dvoynikov (film debut)
WHO’S BEHIND THE CAMERA?
Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan), director, writer; Oleg Negin (Elena), writer; Gleb Fetisov (Viy), Sergey Melkumov (Soviet Park) and Alexander Rodnyansky (Machete Kills), producers; Evgueni Galperine (The Family) and Sacha Galperine (Nine Lives), composers; Mikhail Krichman (The Return), cinematographer; Anna Mass (The Banishment), editor
WHAT’S IT ABOUT?
Moscow couple Boris (Rozin) and Zhenya (Spivak) are in the final stages of an ugly divorce, although they are still living in the same apartment with their young son Alexey (Novikov). When he can no longer bear his parents’ constant arguing and toxic indifferences, Alexey runs away and ends up missing, a fact that his parents pick up on only when it’s too late, and the following search efforts become less and less hopeful for the already torn-apart couple…
IN ONE SENTENCE, WHY SHOULD YOU BE EXCITED?
Andrey Zvyagintsev, the Russian filmmaker behind the award-winning Leviathan, is back with a powerful and emotionally resonant film about the consequences of neglect during a rather bitter uncoupling.