Day: December 20, 2014

Soon in Spanish Cinemas: Leviathan (2014) directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev

Leviathan is a 2014 Russian drama film directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, co-written by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin, and starring Aleksei Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, and Vladimir Vdovichenkov. A modern reworking of the Book of Job, the film is set on a peninsula by the Barents Sea and tells the story of a man who struggles against a corrupt mayor who wants his piece of land. The film is adjudged the best film of the 45th International Film Festival of India. The producer Alexander Rodnyansky has said: “It deals with some of the most important social issues of contemporary Russia while never becoming an artist’s sermon or a public statement, it is a story of love and tragedy experienced by ordinary people”.The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. Zvyagintsev and Negin won the award for Best Screenplay. (From Wikipedia) Release Date in Spain: 1 January 2015. Might be a strong contender for the best Foreign Language Film Academy Award together with Ida.