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Leviathan

DIR: Lucien Castaign-Taylor, Verena Paravel
2012 / United States / 87 min

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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

About

Director Lucien Castaign-Taylor, Verena Paravel
Screenplay
Dir. of Photography
Editing
Music
Sound Ernst Karel, Jacob Ribicoff
Duration 87 min
Year 2012
Country United States
Colour Colour
Tags nature, observational, work
Production Arrete Ton Cinema, Sensory Ethnography Lab
Arrete Ton Cinema
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Sensory Ethnography Lab
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Festivals

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locarno international film festival


vienna international film festival


cph:dox


ridm


torino film festival


milan international film festival

Awards

michael powell award for ...

michael powell award for best british film, edinburgh international film festival


locarno international film festival - fipresci jury award


locarno international film festival - ficc/iffs don quixote prize special mention


vienna international film festival - standard audience award


cph:dox - new:vision award


sevilla international film festival - non-fiction eurodoc award


ridm - best cinematography and best sound in an international feature


belfort international film festival - grand jury award


belfort international film festival - one + one award


belfort international film festival - documentaire sur grand écran award


torino film festival - internazionale.doc best film special prize


los angeles film critics circle - douglas edwards independent/experimental award


independent spirit awards - stella artois truer than fiction award nomination


milan international film festival - la giuria giovani


milan international film festival - giuria audiodoc


silver puma for best film in ficuman


true vision award true/false film festival



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