Director - Andrey Zvyagintsev
Script - Oleg Negin, Andrey Zvyagintsev
Camera - Mikhail Krichman
Music - Evgeni Galperin
With - Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvei Novikov, Marina Vasilyeva, Andris Keiss, Alexey Fateev
Producers - Alexandre Rodnyansky, Serguey Melkumov
Production - Arte France Cinéma, Fetisoff Illusion, Les Films du Fleuve, Non-Stop Productions, Senator Film Produktion, Why Not Productions

Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening to abandon their 12-year-old son Alyosha. Until, after witnessing one of their fights, Alyosha disappears… 

“I’ll change; I won’t repeat the mistakes that led me to this disillusionment; I will begin anew.” These are the thoughts of people who blame others for their fiascos. In the end, the only thing you can really change is yourself. Only then will the world around you glow once more; perhaps only a terrible loss can allow this to happen.”

Andrey Zvyagintsev


Cannes '17 – Jury Prize; Official Selection Munich '17 – Best International Film