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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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Russkiy kovcheg
Russkiy kovcheg Director
(2002)
Faust
Faust Director
(2011)
Solntse
Solntse Director
(2005)
Mother and Son
Mother and Son Director
(1997)

Filmography

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 2015 Francofonia
 2011/III Faust
 2010 Il nous faut du bonheur (Documentary)
 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)
 2010 Intonatsiya. Valery Zorkin (Documentary)
 2010 L'usage du monde: Vol. 1 (Video documentary) (segment "Il nous faut du bonheur")
 2009 Chitaem 'Blokadnuyu knigu' (Documentary)
 2007 Aleksandra
 2005 Solntse
 2004 Peterburgskiy dnevnik: Mozart. Rekviem (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Otets i syn
 2001 Elegiya dorogi (Documentary)
 2001 Taurus
 2000 Dolce... (Documentary)
 2000 Uzel (Documentary)
 1999 Moloch
 1998 Peterburgskiy dnevnik. Kvartira Kozintseva (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 Povinnost (TV Mini-Series documentary) (5 episodes)
- Episode #1.5 (1998)
- Episode #1.3 (1998)
- Episode #1.4 (1998)
- Episode #1.2 (1998)
- Episode #1.1 (1998)
 1997 Documenta X - Die Filme (Documentary)
 1997 Smirennaya zhizn (Documentary)
 1996 Vostochnaya elegiya (Short)
 1995 Soldatskiy son (Documentary short)
 1993 Elegiya iz Rossii (Documentary)
 1992 Kamen
 1991 Primer intonatsii (Documentary)
 1990 K sobytiyam v Zakavkazye (Documentary short)
 1990 Prostaya elegiya (Documentary short)
 1990 Krug vtoroy
 1989 Peterburgskaya elegiya (Documentary short)
 1989 Sonata dlya Gitlera (Documentary short)
 1989 Sovetskaya elegiya (Short)
 1989/I Spasi i sokhrani
 1988 Dni zatmeniya
 1988/II Mariya (TV Short)
 1988 I nichego bolshe (Documentary)
 1988 Zhertva vechernyaya (Short)
 1987 Ampir (Short)
 1987 Moskovskaya elegiya (Documentary)
 1987 Patience Labour (Short)
 1986 Elegiya (Documentary short)
 1980 Razzhalovannyy (Short)
 1979 Posledni den' nenastnogo leta (Documentary 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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[on his former teacher Andrei Tarkovsky] He loved what I was doing but, to be honest, I was quite reserved about his work. In hindsight, I think, 'Wasn't I brave to go against him?' I was insane to argue with this great master. [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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