LOVELESS

The director of Leviathan returns with a grim portrayal of life in modern Russia. A warring couple –  living together only because of a housing shortage – are slow to realize that their son has run away. They resent the time taken from their new partners to deal with the disappearance, and the police are also uninterested. Only a group of volunteers goes looking for the boy – up and down endless apartment stairways, walking through the forests in hi-vis jackets, posting leaflets on bus stops, and searching abandoned houses – as the winter closes in and the snow gets heavier. Full details.