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Aleksandr Sokurov

Aleksandr Sokurov (born June 14, 1951) is a Russian director of avant-garde and independent films that have won him international acclaim. Described as a heir to Tarkovsky, spare, gloomy and contemplative, he often blurs lines between image and world. His noticable trademark and style includes long, accurate shots of real painterly compositions, disorted field of view, zooms and use of wide angle lenses. Often plotless with emphasis on aesthetics and impressionism his films are noted for philosophical approach to history and nature. Sokurov underlines the importance of film, not to yield to the modern audience laziness, and to stay away from mere entertainment. His most significant works include a feature film, Russian Ark (2002), filmed in a single unedited shot, Mother and Son (1997) and Faust (2011), which was honoured with the Golden Lion, the highest prize for the best film at the Venice Film Festival.


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Born:
Jun 14, 1951 In village Podorvikha, Irkutsk Region, RSFSR, USSR, (now Russia)
Movie/TV Credits:
29
First Appeared:
In the movie Ты должен жить 1981-05-01
Latest Project:
Movie The Art of Time 2017-07-30
Known For
Poster of The Romanovs: Glory and Fall of the Czars
Poster of The Story of Film: An Odyssey
Poster of The Story of Film: An Odyssey
Poster of Kira
Filmography
Movie The Art of Time Unknown 2017-07-30
Movie Francofonia (voice) 2015-11-11
Movie Voice of Sokurov Himself 2014-06-14
Movie The Romanovs: Glory and Fall of the Czars Himself - Filmmaker 2013-09-01
Movie Film about the film himself 2013-06-05
Series The Story of Film: An Odyssey Self 2011-09-03
Movie The Story of Film: An Odyssey Self 2011-09-03
Series Agnès Varda: From Here to There Unknown 2011-12-19
Movie Agnès Varda: From Here to There Himself 2011-10-01
Movie We Need Happiness Narrator (voice) 2010-10-20
Movie Alexander Sokurov: Questions about cinema Himself 2008-01-01
Movie Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Lightning strikes a tall tree Himself 2008-12-11
Movie Sokurov himself 2006-11-18
Movie Elegy of Life: Rostropovich, Vishnevskaya Himself 2006-04-21
Movie In One Breath: Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark Himself 2003-01-01
Movie Kira himself 2003-06-15
Movie Elegy of a Voyage Unknown 2001-06-01
Movie The Knot Unknown 1998-12-04
Movie Petersburg Diary - Opening of the monument to Dostoevsky Unknown 1997-04-04
Movie Robert. A Fortunate Life Narrator 1996-08-10
Movie Oriental Elegy Narrator (voice) (uncredited) 1996-01-01
Movie A Soldier's Dream Unknown 1995-06-29
Movie An Example of Intonation Himself 1991-01-01
Movie A Simple Elegy Unknown 1990-02-03
Movie Leningrad Retrospective Unknown 1990-01-01
Movie Petersburg Elegy Narrator 1989-11-29
Movie Soviet Elegy Narrator (voice) 1989-12-31
Movie Moscow Elegy Narrator (voice) 1987-04-04
Movie Ты должен жить Unknown 1981-05-01