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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Cannes 2014 Palme d’Or Contender ‘Leviathan’

Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Cannes 2014 Palme d'Or Contender 'Leviathan'

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired North American rights to Andrey Zvyaginstev’s Palme d’Or contender “Leviathan.” The film premiered in competition late in the 2014 Cannes Film Festival to a very enthusiastic response. Indiewire’ Eric Kohn gave the film an A+ in his glowing review, saying it’s “a transfixing epic that grows on you.” Variety reported the buy.

The company is on roll at Cannes. They came to the festival with “Foxcatcher” and “Mr. Turner,” and have already acquired “Jimmy’s Hall,” “Saint Laurent” and “Wild Tales” out of the event.

“As good as the greatest of Russian novels, ‘Leviathan,’ is a
spectacular movie. We can’t wait to bring it to American audiences,”
said Sony Pictures Classics.

The film centers on a small-town family whose life falls apart when the corrupt mayor threatens to take their
land.

No release date has been announced as of yet.

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