Aleksandr Sokurov

Faust (Alexander Sokurov)

Faust (Alexander Sokurov)

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Year: 2011

From acclaimed director Alexander Sokurov (RUSSIAN ARK, THE SUN), FAUST is an hallucinatory period piece set in the early 19th century and inspired by Goethe's famous play. Comic, cosmic, painterly and stunningly beautiful scenes unfold as the Devil takes Faust on a strange, unforgettable journey.

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Mother and Son

Mother and Son

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Year: 1997

In this painterly chamber drama, Sokurov brings time to a near standstill to reveal a tale of love, loss, and death. As the title characters wander through a lush countryside together for the last time, all but the most primal human emotions are stripped away, resulting in an experience as cathartic as it is visually haunting.

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The Second Circle

The Second Circle

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Year: 1990

Returning to the marriage of minimalism and sense of deep bereavement he is known for, Sokurov presents an unforgettable drama of filial regret. As a son grapples with his father's threadbare last rites, the mundane details of loss are elevated to a level of poetic dignity -- in a manner that has reminded many of Tarkovsky at his most profound.

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Russian Ark

Russian Ark

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Year: 2002

Russian Ark is shot from the point-of-view of an unseen narrator, as he explores the museum and travels through Russian history.

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The Sun

The Sun

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Year: 2005

The final portrait in a series on the lives of dictators by Alexander Sokurov, THE SUN is a re-imagining of Emperor Hirohito's final days in power during the waning days of WWII. Hirohito wanders through his palace in a child-like state of denial. But reality soon intrudes as American soldiers overrun his manicured gardens and visions of Hiroshima invade his dreams. No longer a God among men, Hirohito is forced accept the terms of the occupation and, even more dramatically, the renunciation of his divinity.

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