Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Film-Cannes winner “Leviathan” by Andrei Zvyagintsev will be released in November – Russian Newspaper

As the “RG”, finally decided on the release date of the film, winner of the Cannes Film Festival “Leviathan” by Andrei Zvyagintsev in cinemas in Russia. Its premiere will take place on Thursday 13 November.

The film will release significant quantities. Apparently, the new law on the inadmissibility of strong language on the screen has been processed, but found the course, allowed to fully preserve the emotional degree even the most incandescent film scenes.

“Leviathan” has just held with great success in the program of the Film Forum in Telluride (USA) and in the biggest festival of the world – in Toronto, Canada, in the most prestigious of its many programs – “The Master.” At all sessions halls were packed. “Impressive and beautiful drama, both ambitious and deeply personal, filmed in amazing graphics in the best traditions of the Russian widescreen movie – characterizes picture Zvyagintsev’s” The New York Times. “- The social message of the film, the intensity of emotions and spiritual allegory is not taken away by the wayside the human dimension of this story. ” “Leviathan” – a master class on the strength of its imagery and drama, one of the best films of the year – proves that the director is now on the absolute top of his art, “- writes the critic online publication Twitch, devoted to” global cinema “.

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A film by Andrei Zvyagintsev and entered into a struggle for the European Film Academy Award “Felix”. Detected list of fifty films contending for the most prestigious film awards of the European continent – it was announced on Tuesday press conference in Riga. This city declared European Capital of Culture 2014 – here and it will be the 27th awards ceremony.

In the “long list” includes films from 31 countries. Among them “Leviathan” “Blind Date” Levan Koguashvili (Georgia), “tribe” Miroslav Slaboshpitskogo (Ukraine), “Farewell to Language” by Jean-Luc Godard (France), “Life is easy when eyes closed” by David Trueba (Spain), “Mr Turner “Mike Leigh (UK),” Two days, one night, “Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc (Belgium),” Stay in my shoes “by Jonathan Glazer (UK – USA),” We – the best “by Lukas Moodysson (Sweden),” hibernation “Bilge Ceylan Nougat (Turkey),” When evening comes to Bucharest, or metabolism “Corneliu Porumboiu (Romania),” Miracles “Alice Rorvaher (Italy),” Alienation “Milko Lazarov (Bulgaria),” Ida “Pawel Pawlikowski and “Walesa” Andrzej Wajda (Poland), “Specific Night” Pirjo Honkasalo (Finland), “In order to extinction” by Hans Petter Moland (Norway) and others. Russia is involved, and to the Spanish co-production of the film “Cannibal” Manuel Martin Cuenca, also included in the list of bidders.

In the coming weeks, more than three thousand members of the European Film Academy, a secret ballot will determine the shortlist of nominees for the prize “Felix” in the categories “Best European Film”, “Best Director”, “Best Actor” and “Best Screenplay.” This short list will be announced on November 8 European Film Festival in Seville (Spain). Nominees in the categories of camera work, musical design, installation, art directors and costume designers will select the international jury consisting of seven members. Names of the new laureates of the European Film Academy, we learn at the ceremony, which will take place in Riga on December 13.

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Award” Felix “consider the European counterpart of the” Oscar “. It was established in 1988 as opposed to the Academy Award, which has the reputation of “too commercialized.” Until now, the Russian cinema has rarely received these awards. Among its laureates playwright Maria Khmelik (for the screenplay of the film “Little Vera” Basil Picula), Dmitry Singers (for a leading role in the film “Mother” Gleb Panfilov), directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev (his debut, “The Return” won “Best Film” and “Discovery of the Year”).

“Leviathan” – an unusual film for Andrei Zvyagintsev, crowded and slozhnopostanovochny, – said one of the producers of the picture Rodnyansky. – This is a modern story with a great cast that can touch and very inexperienced spectator and refined connoisseur of cinematic language. Directing look Zvyagintsev is original and modern, but always devoted to Russian culture. His movie, parable, filled with symbols and poetry of Christian subjects, always emotional, piercing, accurate and has a universal content, thereby easily crossing the borders of the Russian-speaking world. Recognition of international festivals, and most importantly – the audience reaction – proof “.

In the American car painting company Sony Classics will release in December. Distributor of the film in the territory of Russia – Company A Company Russia.


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