MIFF: Loveless



A couple going through a sour divorce are forced to co-operate in the search for their missing son.

"Loveless" is unflinching. Continuous bickering overshadows the disappearance of a young boy, and the unpleasant pursuit of his whereabouts is compounded by a lack of responsibility. The storytelling is honest and brutal, rendered even more chilling by the cold and understated performances of the reluctant parents, whose selfishness is examined through the interactions with their new lovers. Unabashed in its style, the film exposes the devastating consequences of a bitter breakup. Crimeless.

Anthony Macali

MIFF 2017
127 mins