A diamond-hard stare into Russia’s pitiless soul. This thrillingly precise and unnerving drama follows Boris and Zhenia, a couple in the process of a frosty divorce. With nothing much left to say to one another and each with a new relationship to occupy them, they barely notice the presence of their only child Alyosha, much less his need for love. When Alyosha fails to return from school, Boris and Zhenia are compelled to hunt for their son, but can they confront what they’ve done? By multi-award winning director Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan).

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