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"Loveless", a family drama from the makers of acclaimed "Leviathan" screens at Cannes

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 01:26

The makers of acclaimed Russian tragedy ''Leviathan'' screened their new movie at Cannes on Thursday, another personal drama with political overtones that politicians are sure to hate, according to the producer. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. The makers of acclaimed Russian tragedy "Leviathan" screened their new movie at Cannes on Thursday, another personal drama with political overtones that politicians are sure to hate, according to the producer. "Loveless" (Nelyubov) is the story of a couple on the point of a bitter divorce when their 12-year-old son goes missing. Spoiler alert: the crisis does not bring the husband and wife any closer and things go from grim to horrific in a drama lightened by flecks of black humour. While less explicitly politically than "Leviathan" - about aman whose house is confiscated by a corrupt official - critics were quick to identify underlying themes that might not please President Vladimir Putin. The film's producer told reporters why "Loveless" had been made without the government funding that the Oscar-nominated "Leviathan" had received. Producer Alexander Rodnyansky said that although the film was about "Russian life, Russian society and Russian anguish ... it's not specifically Russian, I believe it is very universal". Loveless is one of nineteen films in competition competing for the prestigious Palme d'Or

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"Loveless", a family drama from the makers of acclaimed "Leviathan" screens at Cannes

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 01:26