18 - 24 November 2013
Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel)

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Feature Films

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
United States / France / United Kingdom, 2012
Vídeo | 87 min | Colour | No dialogue

Producer company: Arrête Ton Cinéma
Production: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
Screenplay: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
Photography: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
Editor: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel
Sound: Ernst Karel

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Filmed off the coast of Massachusetts – whaling capital of the world as well as Melville’s inspiration for Moby-DickLeviathan follows a hulking groundfish trawler into the surrounding black waters and presents a vivid, almost kaleidoscopic representation of the work, the sea, the machinery and the players, both human and marine. A purely visceral, cinematic experience.


Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor are filmmakers, artists and anthropologists who work at the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University. Their work features in the permanent collections at the MoMA and the British Museum and has been screened at film festivals worldwide. Their previous films include Paravel's Foreign Parts (2010) and Castaing-Taylor's Sweetgrass (2009).



FIPRESCI Jury Award - International Film Festival Locarno
Audience Award - Viennale
New Vision Award - CPH:DOX