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Kamloops Film Festival: Leviathan
March 8, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
Sunday, March 8 at 3pm
Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev
In Russian with English subtitles Drama 140 minutes Not Rated Kolya lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma. The town’s corrupt mayor is determined to take away Kolya’s business, his house, as well as his land.First the Mayor tries buying him off, but Kolya unflinchingly fights as hard as he can so as not to lose everything he owns including the beauty that has surrounded him from the day he was born. He recruits his old Army friend to help, but the man’s arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family. Facing resistance, the mayor gets more aggressive…
“A GRAVE AND BEAUTIFUL DRAMA, AT ONCE INTIMATE AND ENORMOUS.”-A.O. Scott, The New York Times
“THE FINEST FILM IN THE CANNES COMPETITION. THE LEVEL OF CRAFTSMANSHIP ON DISPLAY IS UNRIVALED.”-Jake Howell, Movie City News