Aleksandr Sokurov


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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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Russian Ark Director
(2002)
Faust Director
(2011)
Moloch Director
(1999)
Alexandra Director
(2007)

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 2015 Francofonia
 2011/III Faust
 2010 We Need Happiness (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 Reading Book of Blockade (Documentary)
 2007 Alexandra
 2005 The Sun
 2002 Russian Ark
 2001 Elegy of a Voyage (Documentary)
 2001 Taurus
 2000 Dolce... (Documentary)
 1999 Moloch
 1998 Confession (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)
 1998 The Diary of St. Petersburg. Kozintsev's Flat (TV Movie documentary)
 1998 The Dialogues with Solzhenitsyn (Documentary)
 1997 Documenta X - Die Filme (Documentary)
 1997 A Humble Life (Documentary)
 1997 Robert: A Fortunate Life (Short)
 1996 Vostochnaya elegiya (Short)
 1995 Soldier's Dream (Documentary short)
 1993 The Elegy from Russia (Documentary)
 1992 The Stone
 1991 Primer intonatsii (Documentary)
 1990 A Simple Elegy (Documentary short)
 1990 To the Events in Transcaucasia (Documentary short)
 1989 Peterburgskaya elegiya (Documentary short)
 1989/I Save and Protect
 1989 Sonata dlya Gitlera (Documentary short)
 1989 Soviet Elegy (Short)
 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 The Degraded (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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