Dir: Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2017, Russia, 128 mins, Cert: 15, Russian with English subtitles
Sun 25 February // 17:00 *
Mon 26 February // 20:00
Tue 27 February // 20:00
Tickets: £5 (full) / £4 (concession / * cheap night)
Following Leviathan, Andrey Zvyagintsev once again depicts a brutal and pitiless humanity — fragile, broken — in this uncompromising portrait of the struggles of a loveless family.
Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alexey. Until, after witnessing one of their bitter arguments, Alyosha disappears…