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2017 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 2: Andrey Zvyagintsev Makes No Mistakes with Loveless

2017 Cannes Critics’ Panel Day 2: Andrey Zvyagintsev Makes No Mistakes with Loveless

Technically the first film to show as it was offered early yesterday night, this is the Russian filmmaker’s fourth trip to the Croisette out of his five film filmography (only his debut film The Return was launched in Venice). After The Banishment (2007), the superb Elena (2011) which won and should have played in the Main Comp, and most recently Best Screenplay winning Leviathan, this is a bitter portrait about divorce but mostly neglect. Loveless sees Zvyagintsev once again pair with his producer, co-writer Oleg Negin and three times’ a charm actor Aleksey Rozin. Our crew had a mostly favorable reaction to the film and play perhaps just as well as his 2014 film. Check back with us twice daily for the latest grades and make sure to click on the grid below for a larger version.

Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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