Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003
Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.
"How to account for the gusts of love and fear that sweep across this small Russian picture?"—Anthony Lane, New Yorker
From Russia, The Return won the Venice Film Festival's top accolade last year, with critics hailing director Andrei Zvyagintsev as the spiritual heir to such modernist giants as Michelangelo Antonioni.
Set in the St. Petersburg region of northern Russia over the long days of summer, the story follows two young brothers on a mysterious fishing expedition with their father, who has just returned from an unexplained 12-year absence. At once moving and suspenseful, it's a piercing look at fatherhood, brotherhood, and the ties that bind. (105 mins.)
$6 students (tickets required)
Support for the 2004-05 film/video season provided by the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.
Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.