Big Talk, Bigger Stakes In The Trailer For Zvyagintsev's LEVIATHAN

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Big Talk, Bigger Stakes In The Trailer For Zvyagintsev's LEVIATHAN
While Andrey Zvyaginstev has only made a handful of feature films over the last decade (The Return being a personal favorite), he's made everyone of them count, and none perhaps more so than his latest, Leviathan. Charting great buzz out of Cannes, where it won the screenplay prize, Zvyaginstev's modern retelling of the Book of Job focuses on a land battle between rural Russian citizens and the authorities who have come to upend their world.

While the film seems to be touted in some circles as merely a political thriller on corruption, Zvyaginstev's keen eye as a spiritual-humanist should make this an enriching experience.

Making an appearance at Toronto later next month, Leviathan will be released stateside on December 31. Catch the mesmerizing trailer below.
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KurtAugust 30, 2014 4:59 PM

LEVIATHAN is defintiely my second most anticipated film of TIFF after Moorehead and Benson's SPRING.