Andrey Zvyagintsev's 'Loveless' Trailer Previews a Son's Disappearance (Exclusive Video)

The tense drama, which won the Cannes jury prize, is Russia's foreign-language film Oscar submission.

A son flees a fight between his mother and father in the trailer for Loveless (Nelyubov), debuted exclusively by The Hollywood Reporter.

The Sony Pictures Classics release revolves around Zhenya (Maryana Spivak) and Boris (Alexey Rozin), who 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 (Matvey Novikov), who, after witnessing one of their fights, disappears.

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan), the tense drama is Russia's foreign-language film Oscar submission. It debuted earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the jury prize. THR's review called the film "devastating" and "finely layered," as "Zvyagintsev once again demonstrates his remarkable gift for creating perfectly formed dramatic microcosms that illustrate the bred-in-the-bone pathologies of Russian society."

Loveless is set to be released Feb. 16 in the U.S.

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