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Film Info

Film Information

Exhibition Title Leviathan
Directors Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Véréna Paravel
Year 2012
Format DCP
Colour Color
Duration 87'
  • F, E, P: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
  • S: Ernst Karel, Jacob Ribicoff
  • CP: Arrête Ton Cinéma
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Here’s a film that unwillingly seems destined to excite and divide the cinephile community. And although in situations that are so loaded with noise it’s always preferable to set expectations aside, with an experience of total absorption such as Leviathan the key is to let yourself go as if we were actually brought in by chance to the scarce crew of this fishing boat covered with cameras that ships out at night from the port of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

The film’s pretext is simple. A trawler boat follows its routine: it throws its trawls, drags them, brings up to the deck whatever they catch on its way, divides, discards or selects, and chops up the merchandise. With this simple premise Lucien Castaign-Taylor and Véréna Paravel manage to cage in the spectators inside an apocalyptic instant picture. It seems as if they knew the secret of how to invoke nature and get it to play for them what might be the features it would show on a hypothetical Judgement Day. FG


Schedule for this film

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