• Fri Apr 18

with filmmaker Lucien Castaing-Taylor in person

Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel
Declan Coneely, Johnny Gatcombe, Adrian Guilette

As much an experimental film as it is an ethnographic portrait, this remarkable documentary explores a Massachusetts fishing boat through the most unique way possible: the filmmakers distributed small, waterproof cameras among both fishermen and various objects on board, resulting in a schizophrenic exploration of the spaces and sounds of a boat at sea. The result is both beautiful and disturbing, a kinetic, sensory-overloading and often abstract cacophony of fishermen at work, birds in flight, and gutted fish floating. Almost entirely free of dialogue, this immersive film follows the spirit of both Hermann Melville and Thomas Hobbes, using the latest film technology to plunge viewers into an unsettling and unstable world. This is “a highly original film of uncompromising, other-worldly beauty. Leviathan demands to be seen...” (Hollywood Reporter)

website: arretetoncinema.org/leviathan

DCP color
1 hour 27 minutes
release year/country
2012 USA/France/UK