Zvyagintsev's Leviathan wins Golden Frog at Camerimage festival

Andrei Zvyagintsev's "Leviathan" has won the Golden Frog award for best film for cinematographer Mikhail Krichman at Poland's Camerimage Festival, says a posting on the film festival's website.

Andrei Zvyagintsev's "Leviathan" has won the Golden Frog award for best film for cinematographer Mikhail Krichman at Poland's Camerimage Festival, says a posting on the film festival's website.

The runner-up Silver Frog went to the Palestinian film "Omar" about a Palestinian who is looking for a traitor in the war against the Israeli army, while the Canadian film "Mommy" about a widow who has problems raising her troubled and sometimes violent son, got bronze.

Camerimage, held in Poland's Bydgoszcz, is one of the world's top 50 film festivals honoring the art of cinematography.

 

Leviathan won the best screenplay honor in Cannes and emerged victorious from the London and Munich film festivals.

The film is Russia's official entry for the 2015 foreign language Oscar.

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