Autumn Documentary Film Season 12th October to 7th November 2013


Saturday 12th October @ 6.15pm
Leviathan (87 minutes)
Directors: Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor
USA 2013

Leviathan has thrilled international festival audiences across the world, gathering awards from, The Biannale, New York Film Festival, Edinburgh Film Festival among many more. This pre-release screening will open Oxdox this year.

It is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year and is a thrilling, immersive documentary that takes you deep inside the dangerous world of commercial fishing. Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast-the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick- the film captures the harsh, unforgiving world of the fishermen in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail. Employing an arsenal of cameras that pass freely from film crew to ship crew, and swoop from below sea level to astonishing bird’s-eye views, Leviathan is unlike anything you have ever seen, a purely visceral, cinematic experience. Entirely dialogue-free, it is mesmerizing and gripping, almost hallucinatory. It is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavours.

‘We wanted to create this multiplicity of perspectives that would relativize the human, perspectives that would make the spectator rethink humanity’s relationship to nature, in relationship to a plethora of other beings, of other animals,of other kind of inanimate objects – the elements ..’ the director, Lucien Castaing-Taylor

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