A father and his son live together in a roof-top apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rites. Sometimes they seem like brothers. ... See full summary »
Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Moloch (1999) and Taurus (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.
A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside... See full summary »
A 19th century French aristocrat, notorious for his scathing memoirs about life in Russia, travels through the Russian State Hermitage Museum and encounters historical figures from the last 200+ years.
Aleksandr Sokurov has made a great documentary about the aging author Solzhenitsyn. The part when they walk in the forest outside Solzhenitsyns home is absolutely wonderful. Two very wise men talk about the essentialitys of life, here in the shape of a tree. "The tree is the only perfect lifeform", says Sokurov and neither Solzhenitsyn nor the viewer can say anything different after having seen The Knot.
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