Loveless (Nelyubov)
Loveless (Nelyubov) (2018)

In LOVELESS, 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… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: February 16, 2018
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Consensus: Loveless uses its riveting portrait of a family in crisis to offer thought-provoking commentary on modern life in Russia -- and the world beyond its borders.

Godfrey Cheshire
RogerEbert.com

[Zvyagintsev] continues to solidify his place as one of the most important and original voices in world cinema.

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Mike D'Angelo
AV Club

Family meltdown as allegory for national crisis.

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Ernesto Diezmartinez
Cine Vértigo

The premise - the disappearance of the only child of a couple about to divorce - seems to be taken from a novel by Ruth Rendell. [Full review in Spanish]

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Justin Chang
Los Angeles Times

Novikov is on screen for only a few minutes and has little dialogue, but that's all this young actor needs to make a devastating impression.

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Bilge Ebiri
Village Voice

Hovers between personal drama and deep political allegory.

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Eric Hynes
Film Comment Magazine

Loveless's most crucial images are either captured from the ground up, trees spinning against the sky, or left in rooms and cars recently abandoned, attentive to the sudden quiet and pushing through windows for a closer look.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

Zvyagintsev ... uses a toxic marriage to paint a larger portrait of decay, dereliction and moral detachment.

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

A visually mesmerizing film, even as it captures a nightmarish situation.

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Mark Dujsik
Mark Reviews Movies

Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin's screenplay picks away at [the characters'] self-created illusions until we see the hard, depressing truth.

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