Oct/06
Russia @ MIT: Film Night "Leviathan"

Join us for a screening of the film "Leviathan" with an introductory Skype conversation with the director, Andrey Zvyagintsev.
This rich and moving story takes place in the Far North.
Kolya (Alexey Serebriakov) lives in a small fishing town near the stunning Barents Sea in Northern Russia. He owns an auto-repair shop that stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya (Elena Liadova) and his son Roma (Serguey Pokhodaev) from a previous marriage.
The town's corrupt mayor Vadim Shelevyat (Roman Madianov) is determined to take away his business, his house, as well as his land.
The film has won numerous awards, including for the Best Screenplay at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, the Best Film at the 58th London Film Festival, and the Best Foreign Language Film at the 72nd Golden Globe Awards.