Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia, France, 2018, 127mins Cert: CLUB
Starring: Maryaha Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Varvara Shmykova
The latest from Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan) profiles a family torn apart by a vicious divorce, in which the parents are more interested in starting their lives over with new partners than tending to their 12-year-old son. Among the snowy high-rises of modern Moscow lives stocky salesman Boris and Zhenya, a youthful salon owner. Having migrated to shiny new partners, the couple's relationship is coming to a bitter end and the fate of their 12-year-old son Alyosha is the last thing on their minds. When Alyosha goes missing without a trace, his parents can barely grieve in unison.
- Toronto International Film Festival