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1 - 28 April 2018: Loveless


Andrey Zvyagintsev
2017 | 127 min | Colour | Digital
Russian with English subtitles

Is it possible to give love if one has received little? How selfish can a person be in pursuit of happiness? Can the most horrific mistakes be forgiven? These are some of the questions one must grapple with while watching Loveless. A beautiful, affluent home in Moscow offers everything a family needs, but what if there is no love? When their child suddenly disappears, a divorcing couple must overcome their bitter acrimony to search for the missing boy. This harrowing tale, which unfolds like a thriller punctuated by a pounding and sombre musical score, looks at modern life with a piercing gaze.

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