TIFF: Watch the trailer for Russian Cannes darling ‘Leviathan’

Leviathan Andrei Zvyagintsev

Leviathan Andrei Zvyagintsev

Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev (Elena) and the winner of Best Screenplay at 2014’s Cannes film festival comes Toronto and Telluride player Leviathan. The film is an inside look into modern day Russia and a spiritual story of the human condition. In his review from Cannes, our own Zach Lewis called it a “Biblical takedown of contemporary Russian politics”, speaking to the complicated feelings and moods under Vladimir Putin’s rule. Leviathan has a limited American release date at the end of the year on December 31 in New York. Watch the trailer below:

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