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 fights, Alexey disappears…
Andrey Zvyagintsev (Director/Writer) Born in Novosibirsk, Russia. In 2003, Zvyagintsev shot his first feature film, THE RETURN, which became one of the cinema sensations of the year. His second film, THE BANISHMENT, was presented at the 60th Cannes Film Festival, where the lead, Konstantin Lavronenko, became the first Russian actor ever to receive the festival’s award for Best Actor. The international premiere of Zvyagintsev’s third film, ELENA, took place in 2011 at the 64th Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard competition program. His most recent film, LEVIATHAN, screened in Official Competition at the 67th Cannes Film Festival and won the award for Best Screenplay.
In Russian with English subtitles
Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev /2017/Russia/2hr, 7mins.
Miami Beach Cinematheque
1130 Washington Ave,
Miami Beach, FL 33139