Director: Andrei Zvyagintsev
Original Title: Leviafan
Main Cast: Aleksey Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Roman Madyanov
One of the most talked-about films of 2014, Russian master Andrei Zvyagintsev’s writing and direction is extraordinary: fierce, funny and highly provocative. The plot surrounds car mechanic Kolia, who owns a small property of land that is wanted by the local mayor, Vadim. As Kolia enlists the support of his lawyer friend to protect his ancestral home, what unfolds is a dramatic exploration of modern day corruption, the erosion of friendship and the betrayal of trust.
“Film-making on a grand scale” – The Guardian