THE RETURN

director
Andrey Zvyagintsev

THE RETURN

director

Andrey Zvyagintsev


cast

Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko, Natalia Vdovina


producers

Andrew Colton, Elena Kovalevа, Dmitry Lesnevsky

production

Drama, 106 min, REN FILM production, Russia, 2003

оriginal title VOZVRASCHENIE language Russian

synopsis

The life of two brothers is shattered by the sudden appearance of their father, whom they know only from a 10 year old photograph. Is he really their father? Why has he come back after so many years? The boys find some answers on a remote and desolate island travelling with this man who turned their lives upside down. The rugged beauty of the northern lakes and forests adds a peculiar dimension to this unfolding drama.


festivals & awards


50 Festival selections & 34 Intrnational Awards, including Venice – Golden Lion for Best Film and Golden Lion for Best Debut; Thessaloniki – FIPRESCI Avard; European Film Academy “Discovery 2003 – Prize Fassbinder”; USA – Nomination for Golden Globe in the category “Best Foreign Film”; France – Nomination for Cesar in the category “Best Foreign Film”