£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 127 min
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Cast: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Varvara Shmykova
A couple search for their missing son in this beguiling thriller from Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan, The Return). Winner of Best Film at the 2017 London Film Festival.
Zhenya and Boris 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. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears.
“A film that, with chilly precision, dissects the frozen corpse of a hollow society – personal, national and global.” – Mark Kermode, Observer