March is going to be one hell of a month for film.
With SXSW set to roll on through the middle of the month, the film landscape for month three of 2013 is going to start off with an absolute bang. The documentary Leviathan bows on March 1, and as this trailer helps prove, it’s really unlike anything we’ve ever seen.
The film follows the story of a pair of fishing ships on the eastern seaboard, and is one of the most visually impressive documentaries I’ve seen in years. From the directors of films like Sweetgrass, Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Verena Paravel are behind the project, and while it’s nearly impossible to describe the body blow to the senses that this film truly is, this trailer does as good a job as any at setting the scene.
I’ll have more about the film when it hits theaters, but having seen the film now a week ago, I am still thinking and meditating on single frames from this film. It’s an unforgettable experience and one that should be had by as many people as humanly possible.