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Andrey Zvyagintsev Brunches

Please note: this season finished in Jan 2018
Andrei Zvyagintsev Brunches

With all of his films to date Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev has shown himself to be a filmmaker who aspires to the highest reaches of cinematic language.

To mark the release of his latest masterpiece Loveless (opening on Fri 9 Feb) - which we'll be previewing on Mon 29 Jan with a director Q&A, join us as we revisit Zvyagintsev's previous four features and revel in the majestic landscapes – both moral and cinematic - of the most interesting and challenging auteur to emerge in Russian cinema since Tarkovsky.

Previous screenings in this Season

Andrey Zvyagintsev magnificently announced himself as a major new talent in world cinema with this hauntingly mysterious and disquieting parable about rebellion against patriarchal authority.

Read More - The Return

Zvyagintsev's visually powerful and haunting rural drama expertly explored the themes of family and masculinity in crisis and confirmed the director's place at the forefront of the new wave of Russian cinema.

Read More - The Banishment

Zvyagintsev’s sober and compelling tragedy about one family's disintegration set against a backdrop of bureaucracy and political corruption cemented his reputation as one of most significant directors in contemporary cinema.

Read More - Leviathan

Zvyagintsev produced a gripping, modern twist on the classic noir thriller with his third feature Elena which scooped the director the Special Jury Prize at Cannes in 2011.

Read More - Elena