Alexander Sokurov

Filmography

Recent Reviews

Russian Ark

This film is almost unique in it's respect for its audience. The director assumes at least basic knowledge of the subject, whether it be Russian history, architecture or European art,...


Russian Ark

The Russian Ark, much like Russian history itself, never ceases to amaze. Sokurov's--outside of Mother and Son--crowning achievement. At the time the film was shot it was certainly innovative in...


Whispering Pages

One of the most textural films I've ever seen. The surfaces breathe with a life of their own, as suggested by the puffs of fog or smoke that constantly drift...


Whispering Pages

A dream with the pages of Crime and Punishment open on your lap: a surreal black and white vision of the dehumanizing poverty in ancien régime St. Petersburg. Survival breeds...


Alexandra

I loved Alexandra, Sokarov's genius once again leaves the viewers wanting more and more. I find it remarkable, how little Sokurov tells us, while telling us so much. The story's...