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Aleksandr Sokurov


He was born with a disability because of an anatomic defect of his leg, in 1951 in Podorvikha village in Siberian Russia. His father was a Red Army veteran of WW2. One of most important contemporary filmmakers, Sokurov worked extensively in television and later graduated from the prestigious film school, VGIK, in 1979. His films often created ... See full bio »

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Known For

Russian Ark
Russian Ark Director
(2002)
Faust
Faust Director
(2011)
Alexandra
Alexandra Director
(2007)
Francofonia
Francofonia Director
(2015)

Filmography

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 2015 Francofonia (Documentary)
 2011 We Need Happiness (Documentary)
 2011/III Faust
 2010 Intonatsiya. Vladimir Yakunin (Documentary)
 2010 Intonatsiya. Yuri Shmidt (Documentary short)
 2010 Intonatsiya. Boris Averin (Documentary short)
 2010 Intonatsiya. Arsen Kanokov (Documentary short)
 2010 Intonatsiya. Sergei Slonimsky (Documentary short)
 2010 Intonatsiya. Valery Zorkin (Documentary)
 2009 Reading Book of Blockade (Documentary)
 2007 Alexandra
 2005 The Sun
 2004 The Diary of St. Petersburg: Mozart. Requiem (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 Russian Ark
 2001 Elegy of a Voyage (Documentary)
 2001 Taurus
 2000 Dolce... (Documentary)
 2000 The Dialogues with Solzhenitsyn (Documentary)
 1999 Robert. A Fortunate Life (Short)
 1999 Moloch
 1998 Confession (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1998 The Diary of St. Petersburg. Kozintsev's Flat (TV Movie documentary)
 1997 A Humble Life (Documentary)
 1996 Vostochnaya elegiya (Short)
 1995 Soldier's Dream (Documentary short)
 1993 Elegiya iz Rossii (Documentary)
 1992 Kamen
 1991 Primer intonatsii (Documentary)
 1990 A Simple Elegy (Documentary short)
 1990 To the Events in Transcaucasia (Documentary short)
 1989 Peterburgskaya elegiya (Documentary short)
 1989 Sonata dlya Gitlera (Documentary short)
 1989 Soviet Elegy (Short)
 1988 Zhertva vechernyaya (Short)
 1987 Ampir (Short)
 1987 I nichego bolshe (Documentary)
 1987 Moskovskaya elegiya (Documentary)
 1987 Patience Labour (Short)
 1986 Elegiya (Documentary short)
 1980 The Degraded (Short)
 1979 Posledni den' nenastnogo leta (Documentary short)
 1975 Maria (TV Short)
 1975 Pozyvnye R1NN (TV Movie documentary)
 1974 Avtomobil nabiraet nadezhnost (TV Short documentary) (as A. Sokurov)
 1974 Samye zemnye zaboty (TV Movie documentary)
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Alternate Names:

Alexandre SOKOUROV | A. Sokurov | Alexander Sokurov
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Personal Quote:

Anyone who would like to work in film - you have to know everything. You have to know more than everyone on the crew. It's the biggest challenge in being a director. [2016] See more »

Trivia:

Profiled in "Films and Dreams: Tarkovsky, Bergman, Sokurov, Kubrick and Wong Kar-Wei" by Thurston Botz-Borsnstein. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 2008. See more »

Trademark:

Paintings - Often includes long, accurate shots of real paintings in his film and his videos.

Nickname:

Alexander Sokurov

Star Sign:

Gemini

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