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Films & Other Videos

Films with: Sokurov, Aleksandr

Aleksandra Alexandra /
In a desolate, sun-sorched corner of the world, an elderly woman has come to see her beloved grandson. He is a young officer stationed at a remote military outpost. With the enemy just beyond the compound, she wanders the barracks, observing the routines of military life, before making a sudden trip into the outlying countryside.
DVD 6722
Alʹto vai︠a︡ sonata Dmitriĭ Shostakovich = Sonata for viola = Sonate pour alto /
Documentary portrait of Dmitri Shostakovich.
DVD 5845
Dukhovnye golosa iz dnevnikov voĭny, povestvovanie v p︠i︡ati chast︠i︡akh /
Documentary about the desolute and dangerous lives of the Russian soldiers stationed along Tajikistan-Afghanistan border.
DVD 3461
Elegy of the land
Commemorates Russian peasant Maria Semionovna Voinova who, when she died, took her secrets of raising and working flax with her; chronicles the fading lifestyle of collective farming as it follows the daily routines of the members of a Russian collective farm which supplies agricultural products to the country.
DVD 5065
Élégie de la traversée
In Élégie de la traversée, Sokurov crosses vast terrain, sails the high seas, and stumbles through congested cities to arrive at the doors of the empty Boijmans Museum in Rotterdam. Only then does he discover that the goal of his voyage was to bask in the power of St. Mary's Square, a beautiful landscape by Peter Saenredam. In Rober, schastlivai︠a︡ zhiznʹ, the director meditates on the work of French romantic artist Hubert Robert, whose paintings of lost ruins evoke the same nostalgia and lyricism of Sokurov's own moody films.
DVD 5064
Faust frei nach Johann Wolfgang von Goethe /
Dr. Faust is a restless scholar, bored and disgusted by the filthy, mundane and money-driven society he inhabits. But after meeting a mysterious moneylender and a beautiful young girl his fate is irrevocably altered, sending him on a spiralling path of lust, greed and the will to power. Through intense, dreamlike camerawork Sokurov tackles the existential dilemmas of a chaotically surreal world in this award-winning, visionary tour-de-force.
DVD 9390
Explore the Louvre Museum and the relevant meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and history.
DVD 11731
In an ominous fortress perched high above the clouds, everything seems in order for a reposing 24 hours. It is the spring of 1942 in Germany and Eva Braun is the only voice that dares contradict the Fuhrer. Eva is caught up in the complexities of a man incapable of human intimacy, making her as volcanic as her beloved Hitler.
DVD 3456
Moskovskai︠a︡ ėlegii︠a︡ L'elegia di Mosca = L'elégie di Moscou = Moskvaelegin = Die Moskauer Elegie /
Using thematically representative scenes from Andrei Tarkovsky's films, Sokurov captures the great director's struggle between personal expression and state-supported suppression. Focuses on his abscence and what he left behind. Funeral footage.
DVD 5063
Mutter und sohn Mother and son /
Within a small cabin cloistered in a netherworld as idyllic as a dream, an ailing mother and her grown son get ready for her passing. As the dutiful son comforts his dying mother in her final hours, heartbreak is inevitable.
DVD 4314
Otet︠s︡ i syn Father and son /
A father and son live together in a rooftop apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world. Sometimes they seem like brothers, at other times they appear to be like lovers. Following in his father's footsteps, the son, Alexei attends military school. He likes sports and has problems with his girlfriend. She is jealous of Alexei's relationship with his father. Alexei's father knows he should maybe accept a better job in another city, maybe search for a new wife. But who will ease the pain of Alexei's nightmares?
DVD 869
Povinnostʹ iz dnevnikov komandira korabli︠a︡ = Confession /
Documentary-like program about the lonely and isolated lives of the captain and sailors stationed aboard a Russian battleship in the Barents Sea.
DVD 3462
Russian ark
A modern filmmaker magically finds himself transported to the 18th century where he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. The first feature film ever created in a single take.
DVD 2487