TIFF 2017 Movie Review: LOVELESS (Russia/France/Germany/Belgium 2017) ****

Festival Reviews

Movie Reviews of films that will be playing at TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) in 2017. Go to TIFF 2017 Movie Reviews and read reviews of films showing at the festival.

 loveless.jpgA couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Writers: Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev
Stars: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Yanina Hope

Review by Gilbert Seah

Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev’s latest film of a boy gone missing, is one that appears simple on the surface but is in reality an extremely powerful film on the tragedy that emerges from the result of a lovelessness. When the film begins, Boris and Zhenya are in the midst of a nasty divorce.

They still live together which makes matters worse. In one of their fights, they argue that their 12-year old boy, Alyosh was a mistake…

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