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Alexandre SOKUROV
Александр СОКУРОВ
Alexandre SOKOUROV
Russia / Japan, 1995, 327 mn 
Colour, documentary

Spiritual Voices

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Духовные голоса


 Les Voix spirituelles

 Dukhovnye golosa

Directed by : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Writing credits : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Cinematography : Alexander BUROV (Александр БУРОВ), Aleksey FEDOROV (Алексей ФЕДОРОВ)
Sound : Sergey MOSHKOV (Сергей МОШКОВ)
Production : Lenfilm, Eskom Film, Severnyï fond (Saint-Pétersbourg), Roscomkino, Pandora Co. Ltd (Japon)
Release date in Russia : 08/10/1995
Format : Video

Awards :
Prix Sony special videо au festival de Locarno, 1995

DVD with subtitles
Editeur : Ideale Audience. 2004.
Sous-titres : FR

Plot synopsis
From war diaries.
“Mozart, Messian, Beethoven, uninhabited North of Russia and bloody war in Tajikistan. Harmony and chaos, classics and modernism, death and a final revelation of the sense of life, beauty growing out of ugly clots of matter.
Faces and bodies of soldiers left at the end of the Universe, spiritual voices piercing the thickness of darkness — these are the dominant themes of the film shot in extreme circumstances of war” (“Seance” magazine No. 11)
The first non-feature motion picture made in circumstances of modern war, sometimes directly during the actions. Alexander Sokurov for the first time used video camera because the use of a film camera and film shooting equipment for shooting scenes from life of the 11th post of Moscow detachment of Russian Border service in Tajikistan was determined by the situation as well as by financial problems.
The film was awarded the “Sony” Prize at the International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland.
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Selected in the following festivals :
- Transversales cinématographiques, Rennes (France), 2012
- Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival : IDFA, Amsterdam (Netherlands), 2012
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2011
- Saint Petersburg International Cine-Forum, St Petersburg (Russia), 2010
- Russian documentaries - musée du quai Branly (Paris), Paris (France), 2008
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1996

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