Dogwoof has acquired all UK rights for documentary Leviathan, directed by Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor.

The deal was negotiated between Oli Harbottle, Head of Distribution for Dogwoof, and Paravel and Castaing-Taylor. Dogwoof already released Castaing-Taylor’s Sweetgrass in 2011.

The film immerses the viewer in the world of commercial fishing. It won the Michael Powell Award at the 2013 Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Leviathan will be the second film of Castaing-Taylor’s to be released by Dogwoof in the UK, after the company released Sweetgrass in 2011.

Oli Harbottle said: “Leviathan is a completely unique cinema experience, and it has been great to see it getting the critical acclaim that such filmmaking warrants. We are so happy to be working with Lucien and Véréna after releasing the previous film SWEETGRASS, and there are some fun alternative ideas already in the pipeline for an Autumn release.”

Castaing-Taylor and Paravel added: “We’re delighted to be working with Dogwoof; their track record for documentary distribution speaks for itself.”