As we have already posted almost a year ago, Andrei Zvyagintsev was preparing his new film which is called Leviathan. Today we have the first image of his new project, provided by the international distributors Pyramide Films. Leviathan is the fourth feature length film by the Russian helmer and comes after his 2011 Elena.
The screenplay is written by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin and Alexey Serebryakov (Cargo 200), Elena Lyadova (The Banishment, Elena) and Vladimir Vdovichenkov (Bummer) are the leading protagonists.
According to Variety, Leviathan’s producer Alexander Rodnyansky gave some details about the film’s main theme: “A unique film for Andrei, Leviathan has his trademark visual style and narrative but it is also breathtakingly beautiful. Leviathan, is a modern retelling of the Biblical story of Job and it is populated with amazing intricately developed characters that we can easily feel empathy for. It deals with some of the most important social issues of contemporary Russia while never becoming an artist’s sermon or a public statement, it is a story of love and tragedy experienced by ordinary people and both stories are universal and will be appreciated by people around the world.”
Finally Pyramide’s Eric Lagesse also stated: “In my opinion, Zvyagintsev is one of the ten most important filmmakers today, Leviathan is bigger-budgeted than Elena and will be ready for Cannes.”