Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
Elegant cinematography highlights Zvyagintsev's
gripping psychological thriller that looks at two young brothers who are
forced to deal with the return of their father who had abandoned them years
prior. Upon his return, the father orders the boys to accompany him on a
fishing trip, which tests the boys endurance and, eventually, their sanity.
A powerful, perfectly realized film, The Return won the Golden Lion
for Best Film at the Venice International Film Festival and the Discovery of
the Year Award at the European Film Awards. "Brilliant...One of those
unnerving films that lingers in the mind long after the lights come up"
(Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly). Russian with English
subtitles. 106 minutes.