Leviathan

Direction
Year
2012
Country
  • United States
Duration
87min
Audio Tracks
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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

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Details

  • Original title
    Leviathan
  • Direction
  • Sound
    Ernst Karel, Jacob Ribicoff
  • Duration
    87 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2012
  • Country
    • United States
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • edinburgh international film festival
    • locarno international film festival
    • vienna international film festival
    • cph:dox
    • ridm
    • torino film festival
    • milan international film festival
  • Awards
    • 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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