The Cinema Guild has acquired U.S. distribution rights to Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Véréna Paravel’s epic exploration of fishing, “Leviathan.” The film, which is set to screen at the Toronto International Film Festival next week, will receive a theatrical release in early 2013.
“Leviathan” is the collective result of footage shot on a dozen cameras passed between filmmakers and fishermen while at sea. The film had its world premiere in August at the Locarno Film Festival and will have its U.S. premiere at the New York Film Festival in October.
“‘Leviathan’ is unlike any film we have ever seen,” said Ryan Krivoshey of the Cinema Guild, which also released Castaing-Taylor’s 2009 film “Sweetgrass.” “It is a bracing, daring and highly original work that demands to be seen on the big screen. We can’t wait for audiences to experience it.”
The Cinema Guild has recently released “Neighboring Sounds,” “The Day He Arrives,” “The Turin Horse” and “Once Upon a Time in Anatolia.” Forthcoming releases include Paul Lacoste’s “Step Up To The Plate,” Ra’anan Alexandrowicz’s “The Law In These Parts” and Raul Ruiz’s “Night Across The Street,” which will have its North American premiere at the Toronto fest.