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The Lover


Directed by Valeriy Todorovskiy
Russia, 2002


This is a remarkably subtle film–a character study that focuses on Mitya’s attempts to cope with each new startling phase of discovery. At first he mourns for his dead wife, but then he discovers that he didn’t really know her.

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The Lover Directed by Valeriy Todorovskiy

Awards & Festivals

San Sebastián International Film Festival

2002 | 2 wins including: Best Cinematography

Russian Guild of Film Critics

2002 | Winner: Best Actor (Golden Aries)

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