Leviathan (2014). Source: Kinopoisk
The film Leviathan, co-written and directed by Russian director and actor Andrei Zvyagintsev, has ranked number five in British newspaper The Guardian’s list of the top 10 films of 2014.
At number 10 in the ranking is the animated film The Lego Movie. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel took ninth, while The Guardian ranked Polish director Pawel Pawlikovski’s Ida at number eight. Dan Gilroy’s film Nightcrawler starring Jake Gyllenhaal came in at seventh, and Belgian directors Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s Two Days, One Night starring Marion Cotillard took sixth.
The Guardian will release its ranking of the top four films of 2014 at a later date.
Leviathan made its world premiere at the 67th Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded best screenplay. The movie has already received several awards at European film festivals, such as the Grand Prix of the film festival in Munich and the top prize at the Palic Film Festival in Serbia. Leviathan has been named Russia’s Oscar contender for best foreign film.
First published in Russian at RIA Novosti.
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