in the very waters where melville’s pequod gave chase to moby dick, leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. shot on a dozen cameras – tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker – it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors.
â€œlooks and sounds like no other documentary in memoryâ€¦
filmmaking at its most visceral and immersiveâ€¦
likely to be one of the most talked-about art films of the year.â€
â€“ dennis lim,Â the new york times
“the best horror film of the year. majestically complex.”
â€” chris chang,Â film comment
â€œa watery knockout.Â leviathanÂ explodes the antiquated paradigm of the documentary or ethnographic film.â€
â€“ melissa anderson,Â village voice
â€œvisceral and intense. captures a world in a way no one has before.â€
â€“ steve dollar,Â wall street journal
â€œa nonfiction game-changer. a staggering thrill-ride of an experience.â€
â€“ robert greene,Â filmmaker magazine
â€œa gorgeous, atmospheric documentary.â€
â€“ david fear,Â time out ny
â€œvisually ravishing.Â leviathanÂ is in every way sensational.â€
â€“ j. hoberman,Â artinfo
â€œmindblowing. some of the most astonishing footage ever captured.â€
â€“ mike dâ€™angelo,Â la weekly
â€œyou ain’t never seen a documentary like this.â€
â€“ erica abeel,Â huffington post
“a roiling documentary of aleatory expressionism.Â fierce splashing and shocking submersion.
conveys the primal terror that coexists with painterly marvels.”
â€” richard brody,Â new yorker
Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel.
Opened across Quebec in April 2013 by EyeSteelFilm Distribution.