written by Souranath Banerjee
My Ratings: 4/5.
Leviathan Review: Leviathan is the Official submission of Russia at the Oscars and was nominated among the best five Foreign Language Films of 2014.
Leviathan also won the Golden Globe Award in the Best Foreign Language Film category this year.
In the Cannes Film Festival Leviathan won the best screenplay award and also competed for the most prestigious Palme d’Or award.
Well, just by the film’s track-record for awards it is evident that Leviathan is a film of exquisite quality.
Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev the film portrays the helplessness of the general public in the hands of the corrupted, powerful political authority.
An ordinary family trying to stay afloat as dangerous ‘Biblical sea monsters’ (that’s what ‘Leviathan’ actually means) in the form of unscrupulous political leaders (the Mayor in this case) plans a deluge that will sweep away the powerless and the common forever.
It is interesting to notice how the relations between the characters continuously change as the film progresses and the audience is always left guessing about the unpredictable storyline.
A refreshingly honest film that manages to project the much realistic scenario of today’s corrupted world. Film enthusiasts, trust me – you don’t want to miss Leviathan.
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