Andrey Zvyagintsev's Cannes Selected 'Leviathan' Gets a US Trailer

August 29, 2014
Source: Palace Films


Following yesterday's US trailer for the Cannes Palme d'Or prize-winning film Winter Sleep, we have another much buzzed about title from the French showcase of cinema debuting a trailer. This year, Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return, Elena) returned to Cannes with his drama Leviathan, the story that is described as a gripping parable of class, faith and corruption, centering on a land dispute between a small-time mechanic and his local authorities that reaps unimaginable consequences. The film is actually inspired by the Biblical tale of Job, and looks like a provocative, masterfully shot piece of cinema.

Here's the first trailer for Andrey Zvyagintsev's Leviathan from Palace Films:

Kolia (Alexey Serebryakov) lives in a coastal village near the Barents Sea in Northern Russia, running an auto-repair shop, shared with young wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and his teenage son. Suddenly they find their lives and home threatened as Vadim Sergeyich (Roman Madyanov), the imperious town Mayor, has slapped a compulsory acquisition order on Kolia’s prime land, earmarking the site for a development of undetermined but dubious funding. The family won't back down, tempers and passions are inflamed, and events spiral out of control, and lives are placed at stake. Sony Pictures Classics releases the Cannes selected Leviathan, directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, in limited theaters beginning New Year's Eve, December 31st.

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Xerxexx on Aug 29, 2014


'Return' was great and I don't expect anything less from this one...

shiboleth on Aug 29, 2014


Has a super depressing tone, but I reckon it'll be amazing.

Carpola on Aug 29, 2014


I love "Super Depressing" films. But I usually can only watch them once.

DAVIDPD on Aug 30, 2014


Gosh. I have been so pleasantly surprised by so many of these lower budget films lately.

DAVIDPD on Aug 30, 2014

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