Previously at the ICA - Films
24 Oct 2013
'Leviathan [...] delves into the thick of it, the camera merging with subjects living and dead, fashioning the natural world into the ultimate expressionistic accomplishment' Indiewire
One of the year's most anticipated documentaries, Leviathan takes us deep into the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Winning wide acclaim for its innovative and unprecedented approach to documentary making, this film (from the director of Sweetgrass, 2009) offers an utterly immersive cinematic experience.
Aboard a hulking Atlantic Ocean fishing trawler off the New England coast, the cycle of violent encounters of men, fish, birds and machines is captured in brutal yet beautiful detail. Flinging the viewer from the murky depths of the waters that once inspired Moby Dick, to a bird's eye view high above the ship's deck, this work is pervaded by an unforgettably visceral stream of camerawork.
A rare insight into one of mankind's oldest endeavours, Leviathan is an astonishing sensory experience that looks set to make its mark on filmmaking history.
Best British Feature - Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013
New Vision Award at CPH:DOX
Leviathan, dirs Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor, France/UK/USA 2012, 87 min
All films are 18+ unless otherwise stated.