The Return (2003 film), Возвращение, Vozvrashcheniye, is a 2003 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev and released internationally in 2004.
It tells the story of two Russian boys whose father suddenly returns home after a 12-year absence. He takes the boys on a holiday to a remote island on a lake that turns into a test of manhood of almost mythic proportions. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival (as well as the award for the best first film).
In a 2016 British Broadcasting Corporation critics’ poll, The Return was ranked the 80th-greatest film of the 21st century.
Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Writers: Vladimir Moiseenko, Aleksandr Novototskiy-Vlasov (as Aleksandr Novototskiy)
Stars: Vladimir Garin, Ivan Dobronravov, Konstantin Lavronenko.
In up to date Russia, Ivan and his older brother Andrei have grownup a deep attachment to every other to create up for their fatherless childhood. both their mother and granny live with them. after running home when a fight with one another, the boys are afraid to discover their father has returned when a 12-year absence. With their mother’s uneasy blessing, Ivan and Andrei embarked on on what they believe are a straightforward fishing vacation with him.
Andrei is delighted to be reunited with their father and Ivan is apprehensive towards the person whom they know only from a faded photograph.
At first, each brothers are happy with the prospect of an exciting adventure, however they shortly strain under the weight of their father’s awkward and more and more brutal efforts to create up for the missing decade. Ivan and Andrei realize themselves alternately tested, rescued, scolded, mentored, scrutinized, and unnoticed by the person. Andrei seems to appear up to his father while Ivan remains mulishly defensive.
The come was filmed on and around lake ladoga and also the Gulf of Finland. The budget of the film remains a secret, though in an interview the director and also the producer hinted that it was well below $500,000. The director conjointly mentioned that the producers created their money back even before it absolutely was screened at the Venice fete. The film premiered in Russia on 16 Oct 2003, with the worldwide premiere taking place on 31 Oct 2003.
Vladimir Garin drowned shortly when picture taking and 2 months before the film’s debut.
The film has a 95 rating supported 86 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. It grossed $4,429,093 worldwide.