Director: Andrey Zvyaginstev
Cast: Elena Lyadova, Vladimir Vdovichenkov, Aleksey Serebryakov
Release date: TBD
Andrey Zvyaginstev is a filmmaker to look out for with some serious credentials to back him up. In 2003 his debut feature “The Return” won the rare ‘Golden Lion award’ at the Venice Film Festival, His second feature “The Banishment” was nominated for ‘Palme d’Or’ in 2007 and his third feature film “Elena” won the ‘Jury prize’ in the ‘Un Certain Regard’ section at Cannes in 2011. This year Andrey Zvyaginstev is not leaving without awards either, his film “Leviathan” was in competition for ‘Palme d’Or’ and was awarded the ‘Best Screenplay’ award. This film is garnering some top praise after being screened at the festival, audiences have commented on its grand scale and ambitious approach to study the human condition. “Leviathan” is definitely one of our most anticipated films of the year. Editor’s note: Got another film you’re looking forward to seeing in 2014? It’s probably covered in our Most Anticipated Films of 2014 list.Continue Reading Issue #4
Great list. There’s a few films on here that I’ve been looking forward to seeing for a while now, but I think that I’m most intrigued by “Goodbye to Language.” We’ve seen before that when placed in the capable hands of auteur filmmakers – Wenders and Herzog, as you mentioned, as well as Martin Scorsese with “Hugo” – 3D can be an exciting and nuanced means of artistic expression in cinema. Knowing Godard’s penchant for being cutting-edge and unique, I can only imagine the new heights to which he has elevated the medium. It’s definitely one of the must-see films of the year (or next year, depending on when the film gets its general release).
Thanks. You are right ‘Hugo’ was very well done, James Cameron was the stereoscopic supervisor and advisor on that one.
I forgot to add Ang Lee and Alfonso Cuaron for ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘Gravity’, both of which lose some impact when not seen in 3D and they have absolutely clean 3D with no image ghosting, something only animated movies can usually claim.
“Godard made a 3D film” has to be one of the most attention-drawing headlines I could see. To be able to view this and Breathless back-to-back is just insanity.
I’m most excited for Goodbye to Language, Leviathan, and Winter Sleep, but I haven’t given up on Assayas’s film even though it didn’t win because Summer Hours is one of my favorites.