LUCIEN CASTAING-TAYLOR & VÉRÉNA PARAVEL | USA 2012, 87m |
2:00PM, SATURDAY 21 JULY
Leviathan is an extraordinary collision of genres: an art film made by a pair of British and French anthropologists that works as a stupendous cinematic spectacle.
– Philip Hoare, The Guardian
Set aboard a hulking fishing vessel as it navigates the treacherous waves off the New England coast. In the very waters that once inspired Moby Dick, the film captures the collaborative clash of man, nature and machine — the harsh unforgiving material world of the fisherman — in starkly haunting, yet beautiful detail. Shot on a dozen Go-Pro cameras— tossed and tethered, passed from fisherman to filmmaker — Leviathan is both a cosmic portrait of one of mankind’s oldest endeavours and one of the key documentaries of the 21st Century.
Followed by Nature Morte (Castaing-Taylor & Paravel 29m 2013)
Courtesy of Arreton Ton Cinema
Co-Presented with the Australian Cinémathèque.
This is a free screening taking place at the Australian Cinémathèque, GoMA, as part of the retrospective Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Véréna Paravel: Flesh of the World.