You are here

The Return


The Return

The Return
Andrei Zvyagintsev, 2003

Contemporary Screen

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.

Thu, July 22, 2004 7 PM
Fri, July 23, 2004 7 PM
Sat, July 24, 2004 7 PM

"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.)

Ballet Boys

Enjoy 25% off purchases and complimentary gift-wrapping in the Wexner Center Store, a free film screening, an exclusive gallery tour, and more during Member Appreciation Days, coming up December 3–6.

Wexner Center for the Arts

The Wexner Center for the Arts will be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, November 26; Heirloom Café will remain closed on Friday, November 27.