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3.6
351 Ratings

Loveless

Nelyubov

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
France, Russia, 2017
Drama

Synopsis

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

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Loveless Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

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  • Henri de Corinth's rating of the film Loveless

    TIFF 2017. Bitter variation on Scenes from a Marriage. In a way it kind of reminds me of L'avventura in how it observes the characters' response to a disappearance -which is largely informed by their bourgeois status. Suffice it to say that this is easily the darkest and most upsetting film Zvyagintsev has made. The use of Arvo Pärt's music is perfect.

  • Matt Richards's rating of the film Loveless

    Not as powerful emotionally or formally for me as Leviafan, this one feels more in line with the distanced coldness of Elena. It's hard to find empathy with such narcissistic characters but there are some powerful moments of revelation; particularly around how disassociation lets us mask pain and hurt, forcing us act with retaliation that's often at odds with what we truly need. Fantastic credits score!! 3.5 stars

  • Sneerwell's rating of the film Loveless

    It's weird that hardly anyone points out that the film is full of hope coming as a perfectly organized volunteers team.There's a deeply humanistic idea behind their impressive search routines which took a good half of the screen time.Even if we are foresaken kids living in a society ruled by indifference and cynicism, there's still a chance we could set up our own structures and transform the leviathan from within.

  • Yelizaveta's rating of the film Loveless

    Well, this movie almost killed half of the auditory at the cinema. It's really painful to watch especially for me, for person who has lived in Russia for years, because of its truthfulness. We don't talk about problems like these, we're too busy to check out instagram feed. We don't develop our relationships, we just ruin them and lose the closest ones. He found a painful point again. Bravo

  • AdaRLD's rating of the film Loveless

    In several shots, the genius of Zvyaguintsev as a director is so overwhelming you could cry with joy (when the door closes revealing the boy ; when a passerby doesn't notice the poster and the camera follows him...). Apart from that, it's a terrible but realistic portrait of relationships nowadays. It's grim and hopeless, but so beautiful.

  • Aura Maria's rating of the film Loveless

    The scene in the car, when the music is loud and Zhenya tilts her head back in neurotic desperation is strangely enchanting. So unexpected, as a beautiful verse not riming with the rest, in Zvyagintsev's poetry.

  • Toprak Coskun Deniz's rating of the film Loveless

    May not be as powerful and devastating as Leviathan but Loveless still marks Zvyagintsev as one of the very best filmmakers out there. His love / hate relationship with his homeland tactfully surfaces in the most delicate moments of his narrative. A true genius.

  • FISCHER's rating of the film Loveless

    Rien de bien nouveau sous l'ère Poutine qui globalise parfaitement tous les travers de la société capitaliste avec son individualisme forcené, ses téléphones portables comme seul faux contact virtuel et spasmodique, le culte du corps et de la performance physique et l'obsédante conformité aux normes communes, qu'elles soient professionnelles, sociétales ou comportementales, www.cinefiches.com