Zvyagintsev’s film “Loveless” won at the London Film Festival

The drama of Russian director Andrei Zvyagintsev “Loveless” was recognized as the best film at the 61st London International Film Festival (BFI London Film Festival).

The award ceremony took place on October 14 in London.

Zvyagintsev’s drama “Loveless” tells the story of a Russian family on the verge of divorce. At this turning point for the couple, the child disappears from them.

The film stars Maryana Spivak and Alexey Rozin.

The competition jury noted that this film is perceived as a general tragedy, even though it tells the personal story of one family from Russia. The director managed to raise the personal to the social, and even political level.

This film can be interpreted as a criticism of certain psychological and political nuances of the present. And also as a cautionary tale.

Previously, the film received the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and was also recognized as the best at the Munich Film Festival.

At the end of September it became known that Zvyagintsev’s “Loveless” was nominated by Russia for the Oscar film award. It is interesting that the winning films at the London Film Festival almost without fail receive an Oscar nomination. This was the case with Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida, which won the London Film Festival in 2013.

Zvyagintsev was already awarded the Grand Prix at the London Film Festival in 2014. Then his film “Leviathan” was recognized as the best.


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