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Zvyagintsev Got the Grand Prix Of he Film Festival In Munich
July 19, 2014 15:15


“The Leviathan” by Zvyagintsev received the Grand Prix of the Film Festival in Munich.

“The Leviathan” movie by the director Aleksandr Zvyagintsev and the producers Aleksandr Rodnyansky and Sergei Mel’kumov got the main prize at the already finished Film Festival in Munich.

In addition to “The Leviathan” the basic contest program CineMasters included the films “Two Days, One Night” by Dardenne brothers, “Zils Maria” by Olivier Assayas, “Goodbye to Language” by Jean-Lucas Goddard, “Still Water” by Naomi Kawase and others.

“The attention paid to the Russian cinema by major international festivals is very important for us. Zvyagintsev is a unique artist; all his films are serious art events. This one is a modern story with a great cast that can touch even hearts of inexperienced spectators, as well refined connoisseurs of cinema language. Sergei Mel’kumov and I as producers hope that the participation of “The Leviathan” in the program of international festivals will ensure the film’s long life and its successful distribution”- the producer of the film Aleksandr Rodnyansky commented on the jury’s decision.

Zvyagintsev’s film “The Leviathan” received the prize for the best script in Cannes. The world premiere of the film took place during the basic contest program of the 67th Cannes International Film Festival, where picture received the prize “For the Best Script”.

“The Leviathan” is the fourth Zvyagintsev’s film honored with the prize of the world’s largest Film Festival.  His first film “The Return” (“Vozvrashchenie”) got the prizes of the Venice Film Festival “For the Best Film” and “For the Best Debut”. His second film “Exile” (“Izgnanie”) received the prize of the Cannes Film Festival “For theBest Male Part”. The third film “Elena” was honored with the special prize “Special View” of the Cannes Film Festival.

The Film Festival in Munich was held from June 27 to July 5. This Film Festival has been held annually since 1983 and is a largest cinematographic event in Germany. The contest presents fiction, documentary and short films, as well as TV films made in Germany, Europe and around the world. 

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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