Drama - Completed 2014

& Awards

67th Cannes International Film Festival 2014
Prize for the Best Screenplay
49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2014
Program “Horizons”, special screening
32nd Munich International Film Festival 2014
Grand Prix of the festival, program “Cinemasters”
21st European Film Festival Palic, Serbia 2014
Grand Prix “Golden Tower” for the Best Film
17th Motovun Film Festival, Croatia 2014
Special screening, Motovun Maverick Award
Telluride Film Festival, USA 2014
Special screening
Toronto International Film Festival 2014
Program “Masters”
19th Busan International Film Festival 2014
Special screening
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • RUSSIA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 141 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV
    • Writer(s)
    • Andrey ZVYAGINTSEV, Oleg NEGIN
    • EIDR
    • 10.5240/A0B8-07E2-9353-E5B7-A7FE-V
    • Producer(s)
    • Alexander RODNYANSKY, Sergey MELKUMOV
    • Synopsis
    • Leviathan is a modern day retelling of the Biblical story of Jobs set in contemporary Russia. Kolia (Alexey Serebryakov) lives in a small town near the Barents Sea, in North Russia. He has his own auto-repair shop. His shop stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Lyadova) and his son from a previous marriage Romka (Sergey Pokhodaev). Vadim Sergeyich (Roman Madyanov), the Mayor of the town, wants to take away his business, his house and his land. First he tries buying off Kolia but Kolia isn’t interested in money, he doesn’t want to lose everything he has: not only the land, but also all the beauty that has surrounded him from the day of his birth. As Vadim Sergeyich starts being more aggressive, Kolia asks his best friend Dmitri (Vladimir Vdovichenkov), a lawyer from Moscow, to help him, unaware that this would change his life forever.