Is he really their father? Why did he come back after so many years? Children find the answers at a remote and desolate island, travelling with the man who turns their life upside down.
The rugged beauty of the northern lakes and forests adds a peculiar dimension to the unfolding human drama.
theatre projects. In 2000 he made his first TV debute as a director of three episodes for TV series BLACK ROOM.
THE RETURN is his feature film debut.
Cast & Crew
Directed by: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Written by: Vladimir Moiseenko, Aleksandr Novototskiy
Produced by: Dmitriy Lesnevskiy
Cinematography: Mikhail Krichman
Editing: Vladimir Mogilevskiy
Production Design: Zhanna Pakhomova
Costume Design: Anna Bartuli
Make-Up & Hair: Galina Ponomaryova
Original Score: Andrey Dergachev
Main Cast: Nataliya Vdovina (mother), Vladimir Garin (Andrey), Ivan Dobronravov (Ivan), Konstantin Lavronenko (father)
Nominations and Awards
- European Film Academy Discovery - Prix Fassbinder 2003