Soviet Elegy


U.R.S.S., 1989, 37’

The lucid and poetic gaze of one of Russia’s greatest cinematic authors at a pivotal moment during the dissolution of the USSR, a cinematographic elegy composed of critical moments suspended between the idea of an event that remains out of reach but nevertheless looms large over an entire country.  

The event is finished.

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: 22 Nov 2021
  • Time: 9:30 - 11:00


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Aleksandr Sokurov

Aleksandr Sokurov graduated in History and Philosophy from Gorky University, and after working as a documentary filmmaker, he graduated from Moscow's VGIK national film school in 1979. Russian Ark (2002) is a remarkable example of the author's technical mastery: shot at the Hermitage Museum, in a one single 96 minutes long take, with 33 sets and 4,000 actors. His films have won awards at numerous festivals, as Berlin, Venice, Turin, Cannes, Moscow, Toronto and Locarno.

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