Keswick Film Club - Loveless

You are viewing the old version of our website.

Please visit our current website for all the latest information.

Sunday 4th March 5:00 PM

Loveless (Nelyubov)

Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev Country: Russia
Cert: 15 Year: 2017 Length: 127 mins Language: Russian

Programme Notes

Cinema Handout (PDF 79KB)

Audience Reaction

Score: 78.62% Attendance: 84




A young boy listens to his parents arguing yet again; is it all his fault? He goes missing: did he run away, or has he been kidnapped? "Andrei Zvyagintsev's 'Loveless' is a stark, mysterious and terrifying story of spiritual catastrophe: a drama with the ostensible form of a procedural crime thriller. It has a hypnotic intensity and unbearable ambiguity which is maintained until the very end" - Peter Bradshaw, Guardian.

The parents are in the throes of divorce - both have already found new lovers - and even their missing child cannot unite them. Learning all the while more about their life together, we follow the trail of the search (organized by volunteers; the police 'do not have time': in true Zvyagintsev style (viz 'Elena', 'Leviathan'), he cannot resist linking their broken marriage to the state of Russia).

Winner of the Jury Prize at Cannes and Best Film at the London Film Festival, plus scoring over 90% with critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, this should be a film to make you think. As one character observes "no one can survive a life without love, and this astringent, remarkable film proves how true that statement is" - Leslie Felperin, Hollywood Reporter.



comments powered by Disqus

Find A Film

Search over 1325 films in the Keswick Film Club archive.

Film Festival

Festival Logo

27 Feb - 1 Mar 2020


KFC is friends with Caldbeck Area Film Society and Brampton Film Club and members share benefits across all organisations


Keswick Film Club won the Best New Film Society at the British Federation Of Film Societies awards in 2000.

Since then, the club has won Film Society Of The Year and awards for Best Programme four times and Best Website twice.

We have also received numerous Distinctions and Commendations in categories including marketing, programming and website.

Talking Pictures Talking Pictures The KFC Newsletter
Links Explore the internet with Keswick Film Club
Find Us On Facebook