Featured Release 11/22/2013 – Leviathan

Leviathan directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

Every Friday, Fandor’s curators serve up a newly available film worthy of special attention. This week’s Featured Release is the documentary Leviathan directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel.

“…a highly original film of uncompromising, other-worldly beauty. ” – Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

Ostensibly a look at the commercial fishing industry, Leviathan, our Featured Release this week, is an unwieldy, beast of a movie—a cinematic work of art that transcends traditional nonfiction storytelling. Forgoing many conventions of documentary filmmaking, Leviathan takes viewers along on a mind-blowing voyage on a fishing trawler off the coast of Massachusetts, immersing them in a harsh aquatic world where the forces of nature rule with a callous indifference. Featuring stunning camerawork that knows no bounds, Leviathan finds beauty, as well as horror, in the harsh conditions of the open sea. It’s a sudsy spectacle unlike anything you’ve ever seen before; head on over to the film page to watch the trailer and get a taste of what you’re in for.

To learn more about Leviathan, check out these feature articles on Keyframe:
Video: Five Ways to Read Leviathan (November 22, 2013)
Savage in a Sense (November 22, 2013)
Documentary Unbound: Leviathan (November 20, 2013)
Daily | Toronto 2012 | Castaing-Taylor and Paravel’s Leviathan (September 18, 2012)

Leviathan directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel

Additional Viewing:

Sweetgrass (2009) directed by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor

Sweetgrass directed by Ilisa Barbash and Lucien Castaing-Taylor

The Square-Rigger (1932)

The Square-Rigger

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