The book “Leviathan” is published in Russia. Analysis of the bones “about Andrei Zvyagintsev’s film – Culture

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MOSCOW, May 31. / TASS /. The book “Leviathan”. Bone analysis: Andrei Zvyagintsev – about the film frame by frame “, which is based on a long interview of journalist and film critic Maxim Markov with the director about the creative and technical solutions of the drama” Leviathan “, will go on sale. site Alpina Publisher.

Journalist Markov said that the idea to write the book came to him after the third viewing of the film “Leviathan”. “The world of this film opened up to me in terms of the smallest nuances. I was amazed at how many rhymes there are, and rhyme is what I love about cinema. I started watching the film with a sense of how extraordinarily interesting it is. I realized that I wanted to ask Andrei Petrovich (Zvyagintsev) one hundred, two hundred, three hundred questions. As a result, there are more than a thousand of them in the book, “he said at the presentation.

According to the publisher’s website, work on the book began in 2015, Zvyagintsev and Markov talked about “Leviathan”, technical and creative techniques of the director for about six days. According to the author, the result was about 30 hours of recordings, which formed the basis of the publication. It also contains 780 frames from the film.

“It was a gigantic work, I didn’t think it took so much effort. During the pandemic and self-isolation, I sat and edited the book almost every day. I tried to make the text a lively dialogue,” Zvyagintsev said.

The premiere of the social drama “Leviathan” took place at the Cannes Film Festival in 2014, where it won the award for best screenplay, later the film received the “Golden Globe” and the BAFTA award. The film tells the story of a simple car mechanic from a small northern town by the sea, whose house is trying to seize for his own needs an unclean mayor. The roles were played by Alexei Serebryakov, Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Roman Madyanov and others.

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