(Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel, 2012)
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“A titanic achievement, a visceral overload whose impact registers immediately and with great force.”—Slant
Reviewers often say there’s never been a film like Leviathan, and they might be right! Filmmakers Lucien Casting-Taylor (Sweetgrass) and Véréna Paravel (Foreign Parts) took countless cameras aboard commercial fishing boats as they headed out into the North Atlantic Ocean. The images retrieved from the cameras viscerally capture this harsh, unforgiving world with haunting and mesmerizing perspectives that shift from the filmmakers’ point of view to that of the ship or the birds flying overhead or even of the ocean itself. Both primal and state-of-the-art, Leviathan turns anthropological filmmaking into pure sensory experience. (87 mins., DCP)