Leviathan

2012 / United States / 87min

In the very waters where Melville’s pequod gave chase to Moby Dick, Leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. Shot on a dozen cameras — tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker — it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors.

Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, Leviathan is an impressionist study of a fishing trawler at work off the coast of Massachusetts, and was described by the jury – headed by Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf – as "an original and imaginative documentary which observes the brutal routine of deep-sea fishing in a way which completely immerses the watcher in its story". The Guardian

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  • Original title
    Leviathan
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
  • Dir. of Photo.
  • Editing
  • Music
  • Sound
    Ernst Karel, Jacob Ribicoff
  • Duration
    87 min
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    NON VERBAL
  • Subtitles
    NONE
  • Production
    Arrete Ton Cinema
    France
    e-mail: arretetantecinema@gmail.com
    Sensory Ethnography Lab
    United States
    e-mail: sel@fas.harvard.edu
  • Distribution
    CinemaGuild
    115 West 30 Street, Ste. 800
    NY10001 New York
    United States
    tel: (800) 723-5522
    e-mail: info@cinemaguild.com
    FilmsWeLike
    Canada
    e-mail: mike@filmswelike.com

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