1988 Days of Eclipse/Dni zatmeniya
1996 Mother and Son/Mat´i syn
2002 The Russian Ark/Russkiy kovcheg
2009 Intonation/Intonatsiya (doc)
He was born in Russia in 1951. He studied History at Gorky University. At the age of 19 he made his first television show as a producer. Between 1975-1979 he studied Film Direction at Moscow’s VGIK. In 1980, he was hired by Lenfilm Studios and also began working at the Leningrad Studio for Documentary Films, where he made his documentaries. He has received many Russian and international awards such as FIPRESCI and Tarkovsky Awards. The European Film Academy listed Sokurov among the best 100 directors of world cinema.
Faust / Alexander Sokurov
Sokurov’s Faust is not a film adaptation of Goethe’s tragedy in the usual sense, but a reading of what remains between the lines. What is the color of a world that gives rise to colossal ideas? What does it smell like? It is stuffy in Faust’s world: earthshaking plans are born in the cramped space where he scurries about. He is a thinker, a mouthpiece for ideas, a transmitter of words, a schemer, a daydreamer. An anonymous man driven by simple instincts: hunger, greed, lust. An unhappy, hounded creature that issues a challenge to Goethe’s Faust. Why stay in the moment if one can go further? Further and further, pressing forward – not noticing that time stands still. And we shall pass, too.
|Script:||Alexander Sokurov, Marina Koreneva Story: Yuri Arabov, based on the tragedy by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe|
|With:||Johannes Zeiler (Faust), Anton Adasinskiy (moneylender), Isolda Dychauk (Margarete), Hanna Schygulla (the moneylender’s wife), Georg Friedrich (Wagner), Florian Brückner (Valentin), Antje Lewald (Margarete’s Mother)|
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|Production Design:||Elena Zhukova|
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|Golden Lion - Venice IFF 2011
|OLYMPION:||Tuesday, November 08, 2011 - 20:15 | ID:415|