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Leviathan

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Year of participation 2013
Program Documentary Competition

Leviathan
Producer(s) Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Director(s) Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Director of Photography Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Production designer Zak Tucker
Sound Ernst Karel, Jacob Ribicoff
Edit Véréna Paravel, Lucien Castaing-Taylor
Production company(-ies) Sensory Ethnography Lab arretetontoncinema@gmail.com
 

Synopsis

In the very waters where Melville’s Pequodgave chase to Moby Dick, Leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. Shot on a dozen cameras — tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker — it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors.

 

Awards

New Vision Award, Copenhagen Documentary IFF, Denmark, 2012; Independent/Experimental Film and Video Award, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, USA, 2012; FIPRESCI Award, FICC/IFFS Don Quixote Prize, Special Mention,  Locarno IFF, Switzerland, 2012; Standard Audience Award, Vienna IFF, 2012; Non-fiction Eurodoc Award, Sevilla IFF, Spain, 2012; Best cinematography, Best sound in international feature, RIDM, Canada, 2012; Grand Jury Award, One + One Award, Documentaire sur grand écran Award, Belfort IFF, France, 2012;  Best film special prize-internazionale. doc, Torino FF, Italy,Ø2012; Douglas Edwards Award, L.A. Film Critics Circle, USA, 2013; Independent/Experimental Award,  NY FF, USA. 2013; La Giuria Giovani, Milan IFF, Italy, 2013, Silver Puma for best film,  Ficuman IFF, Mexico, 2013; Special Mention for feature-length film from Professioanal  Jury, Award Special Mention from Youth  Jury, The True Vision Awards, USA, 2013

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