Alexander Sokurov

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The 100 best films of the 21st century
Gangsters, superheroes, schoolkids, lovers, slaves, peasants, techies, Tenenbaums and freefalling astronauts – they’re all here in our countdown of cinema’s best movies since 2000

Peter Bradshaw, Cath Clarke, Andrew Pulver and Catherine Shoard

13, Sep, 2019 @5:00 AM

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Film foundation set up by Alexander Sokurov to close after claims of government hostility
The director of Russian Ark has accused Russia’s culture ministry of “unfriendliness and aggressiveness”

Andrew Pulver

18, Jul, 2019 @3:19 PM

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Francofonia review – a wayward meditation on art, history and humanity
In this sophisticated but playful cine-prose poem, Alexander Sokurov does for the Louvre what he previously did for the Hermitage in Russian Ark

Peter Bradshaw

10, Nov, 2016 @10:30 PM

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Venice film festival slims down and goes 'sober'
Alberto Barbera, the festival's new director, has said he wants a 'less glitzy' event this year

Ben Child

29, May, 2012 @10:51 AM

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Faust – review

Sokurov's study on the corrupting effects of power, which won the Golden Lion at Venice, is a ponderous affair, writes Philip French

Philip French

12, May, 2012 @11:41 PM

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Dark Shadows – review

Tim Burton's new vampire drama is visually arresting but rather ordinary, writes Philip French

Philip French

12, May, 2012 @11:03 PM

Faust - video review

In a clip from this week's Guardian Film Show, Xan Brooks and Peter Bradshaw review Alexander Sokurov's interpretation of the Faust legend, a hazy, dream-like retelling of the scholar's deal with the devil that won the Golden Lion at last year's Venice film festival

Xan Brooks, Peter Bradshaw, Elliot Smith, Phil Maynard and Henry Barnes

11, May, 2012 @2:03 PM

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Faust – review

Peter Bradshaw: Sokurov's version of Goethe's tragedy is part bad dream, part music-less opera, with hallucinatory flashes of fear

Peter Bradshaw

10, May, 2012 @8:43 PM

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Aleksandr Sokurov: Delusions and grandeur

He is the great Russian director who once shot a whole film in a single take. Aleksandr Sokurov talks to Steve Rose about Soviet spies, fallen dictators – and how he got Putin to fund his latest work

Steve Rose

14, Nov, 2011 @9:30 PM

Mother and Son

Retail: A virtual dissertation on the human condition from Russian director Alexander Sokurov.

Rob Mackie

03, Aug, 2007 @2:07 PM

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Secrets of the emperor's bunker

JG Ballard applauds Alexander Sokurov's remarkable film portrait of Hirohito.

13, Sep, 2005 @7:51 AM

Russian Ark

The cinema has been around so long that the idea of a unique film is hardly credible. But Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark has every right to the claim. It's a 96-minute film shot in one take and, almost as amazingly, it seems impossibly effortless.

Rob Mackie

28, Nov, 2003 @2:21 AM

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