Alexandra

Alexandra (Aleksandra) 2007)

Alexandra (Aleksadra) first published by Film4 Summary: In Aleksandr Sokurov’s intimate epic, an aging Russian woman mourns her own mortality while visiting her soldier grandson in occupied Chechnya. Review: “The mirror’s dirty,” complains Alexandra (Galina Vishnevskaya) to her grandson Denis (Vasili Shevtsov). “Where do you do your washing?” Dirt and washing play like leitmotifs throughout Aleksandr Sokurov‘s…

The Sun

The Sun (Solntse) (2005)

The Sun (Solntse) first published by Film4, Feb 2006 Summary: In Aleksandr Sokurov’s intimate portrayal of an era’s end, Issei Ogata’s Emperor Hirohito must surrender his own contradictory identity in order to bring peace to a devastated Japan.  Review: In the opening scene of The Sun (The Solntse), the Emperor Hirohito (Issei Ogata) is taking breakfast…