Alexandre SOKUROV
Александр СОКУРОВ
Alexandre SOKOUROV
USSR, 1990, 93mn 
Colour, fiction
Circle Two
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Круг второй


 Le Deuxième cercle

 Krug vtoroy

Directed by : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Writing credits : Yuri ARABOV (Юрий АРАБОВ)
Sergey KRYLOV (Сергей КРЫЛОВ)
Nadezhda RODNOVA (Надежда РОДНОВА)
Cinematography : Aleksandr BUROV (Александр БУРОВ)
Production design : Vladimir SOLOVYOV (Владимир СОЛОВЬЕВ)
Sound : Vladimir PERSOV (Владимир ПЕРСОВ)
Editing : Raisa LISOVA (Раиса ЛИСОВА)
Production : Lenfilm, Zerkalo TSTI LO

Awards :
Prix de la FIPRESCI à Rotterdam, 1990
Prix du Studio Lenfilm de la meilleure réalisation en 1990

Plot synopsis
The main character, whose father is dying a terrible and painful death, passes through all the circles a human is destined to traverse at a tragic time like this: the torture of guilt, the torture of inability to help, and the torture of helpless sympathy. The authors of the picture set the task of achieving a closest possible approach to a deep emotional state, a fictitious personification of this extreme pole of spiritual tension.
The film was awarded the FIPRESSI Prize at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Holland (1990) and the Dutch Cinema Critics’ Prize “For the Vanguard Development in Cinema” at the XX International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Holland (1991).

Commentaries and bibliography
Прорва. Образ пространства в современной кинодраматургии, Yelena GRACHEVA,, 2009
Уходя из ада, зажгите свет [о фильме Круг второй Александра СОКУРОВА], Sergey NIKOLAYEVICH,, 1991

Selected in the following festivals or events :
- The Russian Masters, Montreal (Canada), 2012
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 1993
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1991