Russian Oscar nominee 'Leviathan' draws wave of criticism in Kremlin

February 8, 2015 1:05 PM

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It was a chilly Thursday afternoon, but the downtown Rolan theater was packed with mostly middle-aged and older filmgoers. A later show had sold out days earlier.

Many in the eager crowd said they rarely go to the movies these days but were intrigued by the notion of being among the first in Russia to attend a screening of the nation's Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, "Leviathan," which is turning into a political hot potato like nothing else he...

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