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Russia shocked by its decision to nominate a picture Andrei Zvyagintsev’s “Leviathan” to represent the “Best Foreign Language Film” American “Oscar “says The Hollywood Reporter. Earlier it was reported that this decision was the Russian Oscar committee chaired by Vladimir Menchov.
The film tells about the residents of a small northern town, enter into an unequal battle with the corrupt mayor, who is trying to take away the hero all his belongings.
According to the publication, the nomination of “Leviathan” to “Oscar” raised eyebrows “in all of Hollywood,” because this film has received critical acclaim, is “literally iconoclastic».
A similar material and publishes edition of Variety under the heading “Russia proposes” Oscar “surprise.” In this paper, it is noted that from an artistic point of view, the choice is reasonable and politically – awesome, according to Gazeta.ru.