LOVELESS - Monday 16 July 2018
Still living under the same roof, the Moscow couple of Boris and Zhenya is in the terrible final stages of a bitter divorce. Under those circumstances, as both have already found new partners, the insults pour down like rain in this toxic familial battle zone, always pivoting around the irresolvable and urgent matter of Alyosha's custody, their 12-year-old only son. Unheard, unloved, and above all, unwanted, the introverted and unhappy boy feels that he is an intolerable burden, however, what his parents don't know is that he can hear every single word. As a result, when Boris and Zhenya finally realise that Alyosha has been missing for nearly two days, it is already too late. But is this a simple case of a runaway teenager?
Set in St. Petersburg in winter, Loveless was the Official submission of Russia for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category of the 90th Academy Awards in 2018.
“A masterpiece, a brutal, uncompromising, stunningly well crafted and extraordinarily observant depiction of modern life, relationships, parenting, and society ... At every turn it is revealing and stunningly precise about the human condition..” – C.J.Johnson – ABC Radio
“There's something profoundly affecting in its ugly truths, a sliver that gets under the skin and stays there”. – Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
“Is this what Russia is really like today? Obviously there's more to it than this, but this cold yet extremely gifted director's dissection of his society is never less than riveting.”. - David Stratton, The Australian
Screening now is the amusing Book Club. For times and updates visit Noosa 5's website.
Noosa International Film Festival's program is now on-line with early bird tickets at only $16 each for any regular screening. Don't miss out as limited
tickets are available for feature films TERROR NULLIUS and JILL BILCOCK: DANCING THE INVISIBLE. Visit NIFF'S website here for full details.
For lovers of Hitchcock and his films, there is a fascinating evening of entertainment coming up on Saturday 15 September at 6:30pm Dr John Francis will
talk about the way Hitchcock constructs suspense and manipulates fear and anxiety in his earlier movies Blackmail and Dial M for Murder and then
on to Vertigo and Psycho, Ticketed event. $60 general; $55 for Film Society members. $30 for students. Book on line or at the J box office.
Wednesday screening times are 10:00am; 2:30pm; 5:00pm and 7:15pm. Monday screening time is 6:30pm only. Please give yourself plenty of time to park and buy your choc tops!
September 24; October 10, 24, 29; November 14, 19, 28; December 12.