‘Loveless’ is a dark, cold thriller by Russian director Andrey Zvyangintsev, competing for the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes film festival.
In modern-day Russia, Alyosha – played by Matvey Novikov – is a shy and unhappy 12-year old living with his parents Boris (Alexey Rozin) and Zhenya (Maryana Spivak), neither of whom has any time for him. In the middle of a poisonous divorce, they’re too busy hating each other. Both have new partners and want to move on.
One day, after overhearing a violent argument between them, the young boy disappears. A massive search ensues, which, instead of bringing them together, tears them even further apart.