Leviatã · Leviathan

Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Véréna Paravel

2012, USA, GBR, FRA, 87', M12

Focus Sensory Ethnography Lab 2016

03 Dec 2016 · TM Rivoli, Grande Auditório · 19H00

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Leviathan is a fishing horror film. Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel return with a frequent documental film theme - the North Atlantic fishing, which had appeared before in classics such as Drifters (John Grierson, 1929) or Man of Aran (Robert J. Flaherty, 1934) - this time using a digital technology, like action cameras, to represent this activity on the fish's point of view. The filmmakers renounce the control of the look, letting the cameras go in and out the sea and the basement, especially at night, when the fishing confusion increases. This way, the film creates this new representation system that makes our perception of this theme wider, as viewers: never before have we seen seagulls from the inside of a shoal, transformed into predatory monsters; never before have we seen a fisherman falling into sleep caused by work exhaustion, all of this in fascinating four minutes shot. Leviathan is the masterpiece of SEL, a film with the capacity of renew the ethnographic cinema through the happy encounter with experimental cinema.  (Iván Villarmea Álvarez)