A film by Andrey Zvyagintsev
Cast: Maryana Spivak, Yanina Hope, Aleksey Rozin
Boris and Genia are getting divorced. They argue incessantly and have visits after visits of their apartment in order to sell it. They are already preparing for their future: Boris lives with a young pregnant woman and Genia frequents a well-off man who seems ready to marry her … Neither of them seems to have any interest in Aliocha, their 12-year-old son. Until it disappears.
Andrey Zvyagintsev is the leading Russian filmmaker, and the most interesting directors at work today. Here it is the family is falling apart and in the middle is the kid that the couple had 12 years ago who is suffering in silence. Suddenly he disappear and the thing is pay attention to their response when they find out that he didn’t go to school for two days to top it all off his mom was not there for two days to take care of him. The director here focuses mostly on blaming one another even during their dealings with the police and a group of volunteers who search for missing children, Then you will see right off-hand Russia bureaucracy, unthinking consumerism,hedonism. It is not only the kid who is trying to be loved here but the parents as well with their significant other. The grand mother here is not piece of cake either. You can see why the daughter turned out to be that way too. The ending is outstanding here like I said many times I love the ending on the majority European film. It works really good here. By the way the film has won a bunch of award including best picture at the Cannes film festival 2017.