- Elisa Mantin52'
2006 marked the publication of the first novel by Roberto Saviano, a young Italian journalist of 26 very much engaged in the war on the new Mafia, the Camorra. The book, Gomorra, quickly became a runaway bestseller in Italy and abroad. The film inspired by the book won the Grand Prix at Cannes 2008 and... Read more »
- Alexandre Sokourov48 min
- Alexandre Sokourov20 min
A simple montage of images shot in Lithaunia in 1990 during the republic’s economic blockade by Moscow, who refused to recognize its independence declaration. Two heros : the Lithuanian people and their President Landsbergis who is filmed in the Soviet Supreme and the streets of Vilnius. But like the other elegies, it’s not a question... Read more »
- Alexandre Sokourov40 min
A subjective (rather than ironically objective) document, (rather than a documentary), on Boris Yelstin at the instant of his political destitution, when the «Soviet» leader learned both how to confront communist power and Mikhaïl Gorbatchev, the man of Perestroïka.
- Alexandre Sokourov68 min
Russia, end of the 19th century, European news-reels, beginning of the 20th century. Natural combination of documentary and poetic elements is a characteristic feature of Sokurov’s films. The sound, the image and photographs of the end of the 19th century Russia are intertwined to create an artistic symbol, making us nostalgic for the past times... Read more »
- Alexandre Sokourov90 min
Moscow Elegy is a part of Elegy series, created by our team at the Leningrad State Documentary Productions, LSDF. The films in this series have an “elegiac mood” in common – “Moscow Elegy” was originally intended to mark the 50th anniversary of Tarkovsky. But disagreements within the Soviet Professional Union of Cinematographers about the style... Read more »
- Alexandre Sokourov30 min
This film is dedicated to Fyodor Shalyapin, one of the 20th centuries greatest opera singers. He also acted in several films, including Pabsbt’s Don Quixote. Sokourov has in this Elegy used fragments from these films as well as archive footage.
- Alexandre Sokourov80 min
This film about the great composer Dmitri Shostakovitch was initially begun by the St. Petersburg film–maker Semion Aranovitch. Sokurov was invited to participate in the editing of archive footage for the film. But it was Sokurov who was to create the composition of the film and defined its emotional mood. The selection and editing of... Read more »