Matvey Novikov (Boris) in a scene from "Loveless."
Photo courtesy of the Cannes film festival
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Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev's "Loveless," a piercing drama about a divorcing couple whose son disappears, won the best picture prize at the London Film Festival at the weekend. The award was Zvyagintsev's second top trophy from the London festival. He received the best picture award in 2014 for "Leviathan," a tragic satire of small-town corruption that brought the director criticism from Russian officials.The festival's prizes were awarded during a ceremony at London's 17th-century Banqueting House.About one-quarter of the 242 features in this year's lineup were directed by women – a higher share than many festivals manage.
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