Director : Andrey Zvyagintsev
Cast : Andrey Smirnov, Nadezhda Markina, Elena Lyadova, Alexey Rozin
Release Year : 2011Elena, second wife of the wealthy Vladimir, realizes she may be left with nothing when, recovering from a heart attack, her husband reconnects with his disaffected daughter. Afraid of being unable to support her own jobless son, Elena finds herself facing a difficult choice. Outstanding performances and masterful direction make this unsettling family drama one of the most critically lauded films of the year. Its director, Andrey Zvyagintsev, made The Return (2003), an impressive debut film that won Venice’s top awards.