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Mother and Son (1997)

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A man goes for a walk through the countryside with his dying mother.

Director:

Aleksandr Sokurov

Writer:

Yuriy Arabov
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Aleksei Ananishnov ... Son
Gudrun Geyer ... Mother
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Storyline

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 and cottage. Written by Archie Moore <ar.moore@student.qut.edu.au>

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Country:

Russia | Germany

Language:

Russian

Release Date:

6 February 1998 (USA) See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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beautiful and haunting
26 April 2001 | by Fiona-39See all my reviews

I had completely forgotten about the film until I was chatting to a friend today and an image suddenly formed, unbidden in my mind, and I could perfectly see that wonderful scene where the son supports his mother and her skin seems almost translucent, and all that can be heard on the soundtrack is her laboured breathing, and those wonderful painterly scenes of verdant meadows. I doubt I will have a cinematic experience like watching this film again. Rushing home from work, I went out to meet a friend and see it. Sat in a beautiful cinema that smelled of red velvet, we got to see this film, where just for a second time stops and slows. All that matters is sensation, and beauty, and plot or character just fades away... the most wonderful film, so different and so fragile.


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