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The Return (Vozvrashcheniye)

Andrei Zvyagintsev / RU, 2003 / 106 min.

The multi-award-winning The Return is regarded as one of the most successful art-house productions to have come out of post-communist Russia. Director Andrey Zvyagintsev provided a confrontational portrait of an absent father who puts his two sons to severe tests. The Return is an allegorical thriller in the tradition of Tarkovsky. Zvyagintsev won the Golden Lion for his film debut at the Venice Film Festival, as did Tarkovsky before him with his debut Ivan’s Childhood. Screened as part of the Andrei Tarkovsky film programme.

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Director

Andrei Zvyagintsev

Production year

2003

Country

RU

Original title

The Return (Vozvrashcheniye)

Length

106 min.

Language

Russian

Subtitles

NLD

Format

DCP

Part of

Andrei Tarkovsky

With associative films rich in imagery, such as Andrei Rublev (1966), Solaris (1972), The Mirror (1974) and especially Stalker (1979), Andrei Tarkovsky (1932‒1986) made his name as a leading innovator of the language of cinema. This autumn, Eye presents an exhibition and film programme devoted to the celebrated filmmaker and mystic, focusing specifically on Tarkovsky’s quest for existential truth.

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