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'Leviathan,' an Oscar Favorite, Hits Nerve in Russia

Andrey Zvyagintsev, director of the Oscar-nominated, Kremlin-rankling corruption drama "Leviathan," paused, looked at his producer and wryly smiled. "Should I tell the truth?" he asked. "No, go ahead and lie," Alexander Rodnyansky replied with a sarcastic chuckle. "Leviathan" tells the tragic tale of middle-aged auto mechanic Kolya, whose life crumbles after he challenges a corrupt mayor over the seizure of his waterfront house and business....

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