Saturday, 30 August 2014


The trailer for Leviathan is part of a marketing strategy that wants to remind you that the film won the Screenplay Prize at Cannes in May, but that it actually deserved to win the Palme d'Or. Well, tough! With a Telluride and Toronto presence, and a New Year's Eve release date, the film appears to be being primed for Oscar consideration; with strong critical support (which it will surely receive) it could easily enter the race. But pay no attention to those claiming that the film may be selected as Russia's official Foreign Language Film for the Oscars - Zvyagintsev's film is reportedly a scathing critique on contemporary Russian society, and it's unlikely that it's selected as a result. Just sayin.