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.
Director Andrei Zvyagintsev’s ('Leviathan', 'Loveless') phenomenally assured directorial debut was the recipient of the prestigious Golden Lion from the Venice Film Festival.
★★★★★ "An old-fashioned, satisfying piece of storytelling which looks languorously beautiful, while at the same time fastening itself to your attention like the bite of a snake" - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian