Alexandre SOKUROV
Александр СОКУРОВ
Alexandre SOKOUROV
Russia, 1992, 68mn 
Colour, documentary
The Elegy from Russia
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Элегия из России


 Elégie de Russie

 Elegiya iz Rossii

Directed by : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Writing credits : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Cinematography : Aleksandr BUROV (Александр БУРОВ)
Sound : Vladimir PERSOV (Владимир ПЕРСОВ)
Editing : Leda SEMENOVA (Ледa СЕМЕНОВА)
Production : Lenfilm, LSDF

Plot synopsis
Russia, end of the 19th century, European news-reels, beginning of the 20th century. Natural combination of documentary and poetic elements is a characteristic feature of Sokurov’s films. The sound, the image and photographs of the end of the 19th century Russia are intertwined to create an artistic symbol, making us nostalgic for the past times which we have never seen or experienced...
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Selected in the following festivals :
- Alexandre Sokourov : des pages cachées, Paris (France), 2010
- FEMA / La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 1993
- Berlin International Film Festival : Berlinale, Berlin (Germany), 1993