Still from Leviathan

Friday, 15 April 2016: Leviathan

Friday, 15 April 2016, 20:00

Venue: (see Locations and Tickets for further details)

Programme category: Forest Row Film Society

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev, Russia 2014, 140 mins, 15

“a grave and beautiful drama, at once intimate and enormous” New York Times

In a Russian coastal town, Kolya, a hot tempered car mechanic, is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house is to be demolished to make way for a telecommunication mast. This surprisingly frank and uncompromising thriller from Russia with its brooding imagery and Philip Glass soundtrack offers an unsettling insight into the modern day machinations of the Russian state.

“impeccably made” Los Angeles Times

Further reading

  1. The Guardian
  2. Time Out
  3. Empire
  4. Telegraph
  5. Observer
  6. Salon
  7. Slant
  8. Washington Post
  9. Toronto Star
  10. Eye for Film
  11. Leviathan director Andrei Zvyagintsev: ‘Living in Russia is like being in a minefield’
  12. Interview with director: Filmmaker