February 24th - February 25th
BORDERLINES FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Boris and Zhenya are on the verge of divorce but still share an apartment. Preoccupied with their own affairs, they’re oblivious of the effect their terrible rows are having on their shy, lonely 12-year old son Alyosha. Then one day they discover that the boy has disappeared, and the onus is on them to co-operate in order to find him. Faced with apathetic officials, and engrossed by their own romantic, erotic, professional and hedonistic desires, the parents are clearly not equipped to deal with this calamity. Working with his regular writing partner Oleg Negin, Zvyagintsev (Leviathan, Elena, The Banishment) expertly balances taut suspense, vivid characterisation and resonant imagery to paint a quietly horrific picture of life in contemporary Russia.
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Starring: Maryana Spivak, Alexey Rozin, Matvey Novikov
Russia/France/Belgium/Germany, 2017, 2 hours 7 minutes