Leviathan

By April 3, 20152015 FilmFest

April 19, 2015 7:00pm

SilverCity

Russia

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev
Featuring: Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Aleksey Serebryakov
Runtime: 140 minutes
Language: Russian with English subtitles
Rating: 14A

Awards: Golden Globe, Palm Springs International Film Festival, & London Critics Circle Film Awards: Best Foreign Language Film; Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay;

National Board of Review: Top 5 Foreign Language Films.

“Leviathan is a stupendous piece of work that transcends language and borders.”–Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

“The filmmakers modulate their social critique with sharp, ironic humor.”–Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader

Leviathan is a powerful, and resonant film, even for one dealing with mere ordinary people whose relatable problems extend beyond the confines of their isolated seaside town in Northern Russia.

Kolya is a hard-drinking auto repairman fighting a crooked mayor who plans to seize his property and develop it. The house and land have been in Kolya’s family for years; he lives there with his wife and son, and doesn’t intend to leave.

He summons an old lawyer friend from Moscow to help him fight the case viagra de 100. But corruption is a way of life in the community, and even the clever attorney has trouble outfoxing the unscrupulous mayor and his loyal bureaucracy.

This is a film of heartbreak and humour, fate and folly, Shakespearean in its magnitude. Enduring one hardship after another, Kolya refuses to give up or give in, despite the tragic consequences that result from his standoff.

Leviathan is serious and thought-provoking, a superb film that reveals itself one layer at a time and leaves a lasting impression.