In a Russian coastal town, Kolya is forced to fight the corrupt mayor when he is told that his house will be demolished. He recruits a lawyer friend to help, but the man's arrival brings further misfortune for Kolya and his family.
Slow cinema, also called philosophical cinema, or contemplative cinema, is a style of filmmaking emphasizing meditation over movement; it is often minimalist, observational, and can eschew narrative. The perfect pre-sleep watch!
Despite a troubled history of censorship, Russia has continued to produce movies acclaimed by critics foreign and domestic. 'Leviathan' is only the most recent of a staggering list of great Russian dramas.
In the mood for 120 minutes of uninterrupted nihilism in a language you probably can't understand? Why not check out this collection of Russian films in the vein of 'Leviathan', portraying the bleaker side of Russian existence.