“Leviathan” will compete for the prize of the International Film Festival in Toronto

Winner of the Cannes Film Festival film “Leviathan” by Andrei Zvyagintsev will be shown in the “Masters” at the International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, told RIA Novosti press-service production company “Non-Stop Production”

Toronto International Film Festival will be held from 4 to 14 September. In the program “Master” with “Leviathan” will also be shown the films “Farewell Speech” Jean-Luc Godard (France), “Timbuktu” Abderrahmane Sisak (France), “angelic face” by Michael Winterbottom (UK, Italy, Spain) “A dove perched on a branch, reflecting on life,” Roy Andersson (Sweden, Germany, Norway, France).
“Invitation to the largest film festivals in the world is a clear recognition of the quality of the picture and its ability to find an echo in the hearts of not only Russian or European audience. Screening of “Leviathan” in Toronto, of course, will greatly help further the fate of the rolling pattern abroad “, – told RIA Novosti the producer of the film Alexander Rodnyanskii. In the American car “Leviathan” will release the company Sony Classics.

“Leviathan” – the fourth film Zvyagintsev. His first film – “The Return” – won two Golden Lion in Venice Film Festival – “Best Film” and “Best Newcomer”. The second picture – “Exile” – won a prize at the Cannes Film Festival “Best Actor.” The third film – “Elena” – won the special prize of the “Un Certain Regard” at the Cannes Film Festival.

Movies Zvyagintsev traditionally participate in film festivals in North America. North American premiere of “The Return” and “Helen” also took place in Toronto. The first of his numerous awards picture “Elena” received at the festival of independent film at Sundance, even before we started shooting the film was honored with the award for best screenplay development (Sundance / NHK International Filmmakers Award).

The world premiere of the film “Leviathan” was held in the main competition program of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, where the picture was awarded the “Best Screenplay”. The film also won the Grand Prix of the festival in Munich and the main prize of the festival in Serbia, Palic.

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