Alexandre SOKUROV
Александр СОКУРОВ
Alexandre SOKOUROV
USSR, 1990, 20mn 
Black and white, documentary
A Simple Elegy
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Простая элегия


 Elégie simple

 Prostaya elegiya

Directed by : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Writing credits : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Cinematography : Aleksandr BUROV (Александр БУРОВ)
Sound : Vladimir PERSOV (Владимир ПЕРСОВ)
Editing : Raisa LISOVA (Раиса ЛИСОВА)
format : 35 mm

Plot synopsis
A simple montage of images shot in Lithaunia in 1990 during the republic's economic blockade by Moscow, who refused to recognize its independence declaration. Two heros : the Lithuanian people and their President Landsbergis who is filmed in the Soviet Supreme and the streets of Vilnius. But like the other elegies, it's not a question of politics but rather consciences, frames of mind and subjective reflections of historical events.
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Selected in the following festivals :
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2011
- Alexandre Sokourov : des pages cachées, Paris (France), 2010
- La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 1993