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WASHINGTON FILM INSTITUTE
cordially invites you to a screening of Oscar-Nominated
LEVIATHAN


SUNDAY 15 FEBRUARY @ 4:30 PM

THE AVALON THEATRE

5612 Connecticut Avenue NW, WDC / MAP / DIRECTIONS / PARKING

LEVIATHAN
Oscar Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film!
Golden Globe Award – Best Foreign Film
140 min / Rated R / in Russian with English subtitles

“★★★★! Magnificently acted, expertly crafted and unerringly sure of every treacherous step it takes, LEVIATHAN is an indictment, but also an elegy, a film set among the monumental ruins of a culture. ” – Ann Hornaday, The Washington Post

The latest drama from Andrey Zvyagintsev, the acclaimed director of THE RETURN (Venice Film Festival Golden Lion winner and Golden Globe nominee). LEVIATHAN  is a modern day retelling of the Biblical story of Job set in contemporary Russia. Kolia lives in a small town near the Barents Sea, in North Russia. He has his own auto-repair shop. His shop stands right next to the house where he lives with his young wife Lilya and his son from a previous marriage Romka. Vadim Sergeyich, the Mayor of the town, wants to take away his business, his house and his land. First he tries buying off Kolia but Kolia isn’t interested in money, he doesn’t want to lose everything he has: not only the land, but also all the beauty that has surrounded him from the day of his birth. As Vadim Sergeyich starts being more aggressive, Kolia asks his best friend Dmitri, a lawyer from Moscow, to help him, unaware that this would change his life forever.

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John Hanshaw

John Hanshaw

founded WFI in the Fall of 2007. He has worked in film and television for over ten years at such institutions as NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation), PBS and most recently National Geographic. He has degrees from Amherst College, Cambridge University, and GW Law.