The Russian language film Loveless directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev which is set to premiere In Competition at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics.
InLoveless, 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 am very pleased to be working with the excellent team at Sony Pictures Classics again; they were sensitive and inspired in their tremendous efforts on Leviathan, and I look forward to our new collaboration,” stated Andrey Zvyagintsev.
Said Alexander Rodnyansky “Michael Barker, Tom Bernard, and the outstanding team at SPC, are the gold standard of American distribution for our films. We are thrilled to be working with them once again.”
Sony Pictures Classics and Zvyagintsev previously worked together on Leviathan, winner of Best Screenplay at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 Golden Globes and was Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. Loveless also marks the third partnership between Zvyagintsev and producer Alexander Rodnyansky.