I’M IN! This beautiful teaser trailer for ‘Leviathan’ — a film by Véréna Paravel (Foreign Parts) and Lucien Castaing-Taylor (Sweetgrass) — is tastefully ambiguous, providing just the right amount of intrigue to have completely hooked me. Here’s the synopsis:
in the very waters where melville’s pequod gave chase to moby dick, leviathan captures the collaborative clash of man, nature, and machine. shot on a dozen cameras — tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker — it is a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavors.
As somebody who was momentarily obsessed with Deadliest Catch, I have high hopes that Leviathan will manage to capture the lives of these fisherman in the same contemplative, cinematic presentation as their previous films. Leviathan premiers at the Festival del film Locarno, taking place August 1-11 in Locarno, Switzerland. Visit the film’s official website for updates on upcoming screenings.