Loveless in Russia

- , 2018

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A season dedicated to the stunning work of Andrey Zvyagintsev.

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From Siberia to Sheffield, the multi-award-winning director Andrey Zvyagintsev presents a stunning career retrospective at the Showroom this January and February. He'll even pop down for a Q&A following a special preview screening of his latest masterpiece, Loveless, on 31 January.

From the release of his award-winning debut film, The Return (2003), Andrey Zvyagintsev has established himself as one of the most exciting directors of his generation. 

From brutal concrete cityscapes to the idyllic countryside, Zvyagintsev’s minimalist style unearths moral and psychological tensions, delving into complex family dynamics which explore themes of power and patriotism in contemporary Russia.

The Showroom's Loveless in Russia season takes a look back at Zvyagintsev’s career with all four of his feature films: Leviathan, The Banishment, Elena, and The Return. His latest film, Loveless, will be released in February and has already won the Grand Jury prize at Cannes.

Loveless in Russia screenings:

Sunday 28 January, 3:30pm – book now
Kolya, a part-time mechanic, lives on a rocky shore with his wife and son in a house he built himself. When a local mayor attempts to seize the property through a compulsory purchase order he calls in a lawyer friend from Moscow to help fight his case. But the wheels of justice soon prove to be slow, heavy and quite possibly deadly.

The Return
Monday 29 January, 6:15pm – book now
Ivan and Adrei are two young brothers who only know their father from an old photograph. When he suddenly returns wanting to take them on a camping trip, the boys are taken on an emotional journey into the Russian wilderness. A spellbinding psychological drama.

Loveless preview + Q&A with Andrey Zvyagintsev
Wednesday 31 January, 8pm – book now
As a couple going through a divorce fight, pursue their new relationships and deal with the logistics of their separation, their son disappears. This is a mystery as dark as the best scandi-noir with twice as much political relevance, laced with heart-breaking drama.

Monday 5 February, 6:25pm – book now
Sixty-somethings Vladimir and Elena uneasily share an apartment - he’s a still-virile, wealthy businessman; she’s his former nurse. Vladimir openly despises his wife’s son and family. But when a sudden illness and an unexpected reconciliation threaten Elena’s potential inheritance, she must hatch a desperate plan.

The Banishment
Thursday 8 February, 8pm – book now
Father-of-two Alex decides to take his family on a trip to his childhood home. However, the tranquillity of the idyllic countryside setting is soon disturbed when his wife Vera reveals that she is pregnant, and Alex believes he is not the father. A dark and intense drama.