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Code: 5097
A film by Alexander Sokurov

2008 / Russia / 91 minutes / 1.85:1
Russian 5.1 / English Subtitles


    In a desolate, sun-scorched corner of the world, an elderly woman has come to see her beloved grandson, a young officer stationed at a remote military outpost. With the enemy just beyond the compound, she wanders the barracks, observing the routines of military life, before making a sudden trip into the outlying countryside. Featuring a mesmerizing performance by Russian opera legend Galina Vishnevskaya, Alexandra is a viscerally powerful new film from the great Alexander Sokurov.

    Special Features

    · Press Conference with director Alexander Sokurov, actress Galina Vishnevskaya and composer/producer Andrei Sigle (60 minutes)
    · "Patience Labour" (10 minutes) short film by Alexander Sokurov
    · Theatrical Trailer
    · Booklet featuring an essay by David Shengold

    Film Reviews

    Official Selection, Cannes Film Festival
    Official Selection, Toronto Film Festival
    Official Selection, New York Film Festival

    "A film of startling originality and beauty. A beautiful, eerie work of art."
    Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

        "Extraordinary. It's unlike any other war film, in any language."
    Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

    "Shockingly beautiful. The filmmaking is masterful."
    J. Hoberman, The Village Voice

    "One of those lovely unclassifiable movies. Stunning."
    Wesley Morris, The Boston Globe

    Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times