“Kolia lives in a small town near the Barents Sea in North Russia. He has his own autorepair shop. His shop stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son Roma from a previous marriage. Vadim Shelevyat, the Mayor of the town, wants to take away his business, his house and his land. First he tries buying off Kolia, but Kolia cannot stand losing everything he has, not only the land, but also all the beauty that has surrounded him from the day of his birth. So Vadim Shelevyat starts being more aggressive…” (Catalogue Filmfest München) “A mix of Hobbes, Chekhov and the Bible, and full of extraordinary images and magnificent symmetry… So much cinema is content with small fry – minor themes and manageable topics. “Leviathan” is hunting bigger game. It is a movie with real grandeur.” (The Guardian, by Peter Bradshaw) Theatrical release Germany: Spring/Summer 2015

Friday, 28.11.2014 – 7:30 pm, presented by Ulrich Matthes – in the presence of director Andrey Zvyagintsev



Opening Film



OT: Leviathan, 2014
Country: Russia
Production Company: Non-Stop Production, support of Ministry of Culture Russian Federation, Cinema Fund, the RuArts foundation
Cast: Alexey Serebryakov , Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovitchenkov, Roman Madyanov, Anna Ukolova, Alexey Rozin
Format: DCP / Colour
Length: 141 min.
Language: russian / english subtitles
World Sales: Pyramide Films,
Distribution Germany: Wild Bunch Germany,
Festivals: Cannes, Munich, Karlovy Vary, Sarajevo, Telluride, Toronto, Vancouver, Busan, Haifa, London etc.
Awards: Cannes Best Script, Munich ARRI / OSRAM Cinemasters-Award, BFI London, Abu Dhabi, 4 Nominations European Film Awards 2014