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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

LINKS :: Aleksandr SOKUROV

Aleksandr SOKUROV / СОКУРОВ Александр (born 14 June 1951/Russia) = 56 yold in 2008
46 films / 20 screenplays (1st film: 1974/latest film: 2007)
INSPIRED BY : Andrei Tarkovsky, Grigori Kozintsev?
C.C.C. films : Alexandra (2007); The Sun (2004); Father and Son (2003); Elegy of a Voyage (2002); Moloch (1999); Confession (1998); A Humble Life (1997); Mother and Son (1996); Oriental Elegy (1996); Spiritual Voices (1995); Elegy from Russia (1992); Stone (1992); An Example of Intonation (1991); The Second Circle (1990); A Simple Elegy (1990); Mariya (1988)
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Alexandra / Александра / Aleksandra (2007) - Cannes 2007
The Sun / Солнце / Solntse (2004) - Berlin 2005
Father and Son / Отец и сын / Otets i syn (2003) - Cannes 2003
  • The Island of Sokurov (official website)
  • "De vigueur" By: Clélia Cohen (June 2003, Cahiers du cinéma #580, p. 43) [FRENCH]
  • "Le sourire de mon père" By: Hélène Frappat (Jan 2004, Cahiers du cinéma #586, pp. 49-50) [FRENCH]
  • "L'élégie de Sokourov" By: Giorgio Agamben (Jan 2004, Cahiers du cinéma #586, p. 49) [FRENCH]
  • Father Figures By: Matthew Plouffe (Autumn 2004, Reverse Shot)
  • Tracking Shots By: J. Hoberman (June 8, 2004, The Village Voice)
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Elegy of a Voyage / Элегия дороги / Elegiya dorogi (2001) DOC
  • The Island of Sokurov (official website)
  • The infinite journey By: Andrew James Horton (Kinoeye)
  • "Vague à l’âme: l’animation mélancolique dans Élégie de la traversée d’Alexandre Sokurov" By: Diane Arnaud 338 in L'ombre de l'image, de la falsification à l'infigurable, pp 338-353 (Jan 2003, Ed. Champ Vallon) [FRENCH]
  • "Une ombre lunaire: à propos d’Élégie de la traversée d’Alexandre Sokurov" By: Carole Wrona in L'ombre de l'image, de la falsification à l'infigurable, pp 354-361 (Jan 2003, Ed. Champ Vallon) [FRENCH]
  • "Une ombre au tableau: les voies silencieuses de l’incarnation dans Élégie de la traversée d’Alexandre Sokurov" By: Sylvie Rollet in L'ombre de l'image, de la falsification à l'infigurable, pp 362-367 (Jan 2003, Ed. Champ Vallon) [FRENCH]
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Moloch / Молох / Molokh (1999) - Cannes 1999
Confession / Повинность / Povinnost (1998) DOC
A Humble Life / Смиренная жизнь / Smirennaya zhizn (1997) DOC
Mother and Son / Мать и сын / Mat i syn (1996)
Oriental Elegy / Восточная элегия / Vostochnaya elegiya (1996) DOC - Oberhausen Festival 1996
Spiritual Voices / Духовные голоса / Dukhovnye golosa. Iz dnevnikov voyny. Povestvovanie v pyati chastyakh (1995) DOC - Locarno 1995
Elegy from Russia / Элегия из России / Elegiya iz Rossii (1992) DOC
Stone / Камень / Kamen (1992)
An Example of Intonation (1991) DOC
The Second Circle / Круг второй / Krug vtoroy (1990) - Rotterdam 1990
  • The Island of Sokurov (official website)
  • "Berlin 1991 : La bande des quatre" By: Frederic Strauss (April 1991, Cahiers du cinéma #442, p. 12) [FRENCH]
  • Review By: acquarello (2002, Strictly Film School)
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A Simple Elegy / Простая элегия / Prostaya elegiya (1990) DOC - Rotterdam 1991
Mariya / Мария (1978-88) DOC


GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
  • "URSS, voyage dans un cinéma en mutation" By: F. Albera (May 1987, Cahiers du Cinéma #394) [FRENCH]
  • "Work and inspiration" By: S. Nevsky (July 1987, Soviet Film, #7)
  • Giovanni Buttafava, "Leningradocinema, materiali sulla Lenfil'm e la scuola di Leningrado, 1978-1988" Ed. Di Giacomo, 1988, 94 p. [ITALIAN]
  • "Alexander Sokurov: avant-garde triptych" By: Aleksandr Kiselev (Feb 1989, Soviet Film, #2)
  • "Sokurov's 'lonely voice'' By: Amos Vogel (May-June 1989, Film Comment, vol. 25, #3)
  • "La contemplation ironique: Alexandre Sokourov" By: François Niney (Jan 1990, Cahiers du cinéma #427, pp. 72-73 [FRENCH] on Day of the Eclipse & Moscow Elegy
  • "Body and soul. Truth in the flesh. Sokurov's lessons" By: Plakhov; M. Iampolski; C. Zervudacki (Aug 1990, Soviet Film, #8)
  • (Nov 1990, Revue du Cinéma/Image et Son #465) [FRENCH]
  • Horton A and Brashinsky M, The Zero Hour: Glasnost and Soviet Cinema in Transition, Princeton, New Jersey, 1992, pp 121-123
  • Jameson F, "On Soviet Magic Realism" in The Geopolitical Aesthetic: Cinema and Space in the World System, Bloomington, 1992, pp 87-113
  • "Trauern und Beweinen" By: Hans Werner Dannowski (April 1993, EPD Film, vol. 10, #4) [GERMAN]
  • Brashinsky M and Horton A (eds), "Russian Critics on the Cinema of Glasnost" Cambridge, 1994, pp 109-22
  • "Sokurov" By: Liubov Arkus (1994, Ed. Seans Press, St.-Pétersbourg)
  • "Le cinéma n'est pas un art, c'est tout au plus un phénomène culturel" By: Sandrine Fillipetti (Winter-Spring 1995, Ciné-Bulles, vol. 14, #1) [FRENCH]
  • Egerova T, Soviet Film Music: An historical survey, Amsterdam, 1997, pp 281-284
  • "Atelier : Simple élégie" By: Elena Hill (1998, Hors-champ #1) [FRENCH]
  • "L’apprentissage de la mort" By: Mikael Iampolski (1998, Hors-champ #1) [FRENCH]
  • "Vers une archéologie expérimentale" By: Elena Hill (1998, Hors-champ #1) [FRENCH]
  • "L’acteur chez Sokourov : une profession pour amateur" By: Antoine Cattin, Elena Hill (1998, Hors-champ #1) [FRENCH]
  • "Returning to Zero" By: Christie Ian (1998, Sight and Sound, #8, 1998, Vol. 4, pp 14-17)
  • "Alexandre Sokourov, la force du condamné" By: Olivier Joyard (Nov 1998, Cahiers du cinéma #529, pp. 4-5) [FRENCH]
  • "L'acteur chez Sokourov : une profession pour amateur" By: Antoine Cattin, Elena Hill (Nov 1998, Hors-Champ, #1) [FRENCH] PDF
  • "Vers une archéologie expérimentale" By: Elena Hill (Nov 1998, Hors-Champ, #1) [FRENCH]
  • "L'apprentissage de la mort" By: M. Iampolski (Nov 1998, Hors-Champ, #1) [FRENCH]
  • "Dossier: Aleksandr Sokurov, The Russian Idea" By: Christie Ian (ed) (April 1999, Film Studies #1, pp 63-77)
  • "Truth in the flesh" By: M. Iampolski (April 1999, Film Studies, #1)
  • "Le anime morte di Alexandr Sokurov" By: Lorenzo Esposito (April 1999, Filmcritica, vol. 49, #494) [ITALIAN]
  • "Film come quadri oltre la realtà" By: Carlo Chatrian (June 1999, Cineforum, vol. 39, #385) [ITALIAN]
  • Birgit Beumers, "Russia on reels, The russian idea in post-soviet cinema" Ed. I.B. Tauris, 1999, 219 p.
  • "El universo Sokurov" By: Quintin (July 1999, Amante Cine #88) [SPANISH]
  • "Il silenzio del tempo" By: Giuseppe Gariazzo (March 2000, Filmcritica, vol. 50, #503) [ITALIAN]
  • "Whispering images" By: Tony Pipolo (Sep 2002, Film Comment, vol. 38, #5)
  • "And the Ship Sails On" By: J. Hoberman (Sep-Oct 2002, Film Comment, vol. 38, #5)
  • "Reconfiguring the past: the return of history in recent Russian film" By: David Gillespie (2002, New Cinemas: Journal of Contemporary Film, vol. 1, #1)
  • "L'ombre de l'image, de la falsification à l'infigurable" (Chapt. VI: Doublure d'invisible ou les ombres au travail chez Alexandre Sokourov, pp 321-398) Dir. Murielle Gagnebin, 412 p. (Jan 2003, Coll. L'Or d'Atalante, Ed. Champ Vallon) [FRENCH] preview
  • "Sokurov ou la quête de l’envers de l’image" By: Georges Nivat in L'ombre de l'image, de la falsification à l'infigurable, Chap. VI, pp 321-337 (Jan 2003, Ed. Champ Vallon) & (Spring 2004, Hors-champ #9) [FRENCH]
  • "L’ombre de l’auteur" By: Gérard Leblanc in L'ombre de l'image, de la falsification à l'infigurable, Chap. VI, pp 368-371 (Jan 2003, Ed. Champ Vallon) [FRENCH]
  • "À l’ombre d’Éden" By: Jean Breschand in L'ombre de l'image, de la falsification à l'infigurable, Chap. VI, pp 372-377 (Jan 2003, Ed. Champ Vallon) [FRENCH]
  • "Le Voyageur et son ombre: Élégie de la traversée d’Alexandre Sokurov" By: Jean-Louis Leutrat in L'ombre de l'image, de la falsification à l'infigurable, Chap. VI, pp 378-381 (Jan 2003, Ed. Champ Vallon) [FRENCH]
  • "Aleksandr Sokurov: eclissi di cinema" By: Stefano Francia ; Enrico Ghezzi ; Alexei Jankowski (2003, Ed. Torino: Associazione Cinema Giovani, Torino film festival) [ITALIAN]
  • "The Civilizing Russian" By: Ian Christie (April 2003, Sight and Sound, vol. 13, #4)
  • "Die Einsamkeit des Grenzgängers./ Ein Kraftakt" By: Hans-Joachim Schlegel (April 2003, Film-dienst, vol. 56, #9) [GERMAN]
  • "Dieu n'a pas besoin du cinéma" By: Hélène Frappat (Jan 2004, Cahiers du cinéma #586, pp. 50-51) [FRENCH]
  • "Alexander Sokurov and the Russian soul" By: David Gillespie (2004, Studies in European Cinema, vol. 1, #1)
  • "Disgelo russo - L'opera completa di Aleksandr Sokurov al Torino Film Festival" By: Luca Bandirati (March 2004, Segnocinema, vol. 14, #9) [ITALIAN]
  • "Elegia della caduta: Aleksandr Sokurov oltre la 'finzione'" By: Rinaldo Censi (June 2004, Cineforum, vol. 44, #435) [ITALIAN]
  • "After 'after': the Arkive fever of Alexander Sokurov" By: Dragan Kujundzic (Jul-Sep 2004, Quarterly Review of Film and Video, vol. 21, #3)
  • "Father Russia" By: Julian Graffy (Sep 2004, Sight and Sound, vol. 14, #9)
  • Bruno Dietsch, "Alexandre Sokourov" Ed. L'Age d'homme, 2005, 97 p. [FRENCH]
  • Diane Arnaud, "Le cinéma de Sokourov, figures d'enfermement" Ed. L'Harmattan, 2005, 200 p. (kinoglaz.fr) [FRENCH]
  • "Le cycle élégiaque d'Alexandre Sokourov: rêveries d'un guide solitaire" By: Charles-Stéphane Roy (Jul-Aug 2005, Séquences, #238) [FRENCH]
  • "Rétrospective Alexandre Sokourov: du grotesque au sublime" By: François Albera (Autumn 2005, 24 Images #124) [FRENCH]
  • "History and Elegy in Sokurov" By: Frederic Jameson (Autumn 2006, Critical Inquiry, vol. 33)
  • Thorsten Botz-Bornstein, "Films and Dreams: Tarkovsky, Bergman, Sokurov, Kubrick, and Wong Kar-wai" Ed. Lexington Books, 2007, 176 p.
  • "Russian Arks" By: Graeme Hobbs & Gareth Evans (Vertigo 3.7, Autumn/Winter 2007)
  • "Alexander Sokourov" By: F. Abera & M. Estève (CinémAction, n°133, 2009)


GENERAL ONLINE ARTICLES


INTERVIEW
  • "La parole au scénario: Entretien avec Iouri Arabov" By: Serge Toubiana (Jan 1990, Cahiers du Cinéma #427) [FRENCH]
  • "'The History of an Artist's Soul is a Very Sad History': Interview with Aleksandr Sokurov" By: Paul Schrader (Nov 1997, Film Comment, vol. 33, #6)
  • "Nostalghia" interview By: Antoine de Baecque & Olivier Joyard, in Cahiers du cinéma #521, Fev 1998, pp. 34-39 [FRENCH] on Mother and Son
  • "Ostrov Sokurova: L'Ile Sokourov" By: Antoine Cattin (Nov 1998, Hors-Champ, #1) [FRENCH] PDF
  • "The solitary voice: an interview with Aleksandr Sokurov" By: Edwin Carels (April 1999, Film Studies #1)
  • "The Foundations of Film Art: An Interview with Alexander Sokurov" By: Kirill Galetski (June 2001, Cinéaste, vol. 26, #3)
  • "Plane songs" By: Lauren Sedofsky (Nov 2001, ArtForum)
  • "La vie n’est pas la mort, c’est le temps" By: Georges Nivat in L'ombre de l'image, de la falsification à l'infigurable, pp 383-398 (Jan 2003, Ed. Champ Vallon) & (Spring 2004, Hors-champ #9) [FRENCH] excerpts
  • Cannes 2003 interview By: Valeri Kitchine (Rossiskaïa gazeta, kinoglaz.fr) [FRENCH] on Father and Son
  • Interview avec Alexandre Sokourov By: Olivier bombarda (March 2006, REAL video, 13'33", ARTE) on The Sun
  • "Interview with Aleksandr Sokurov" By: Jeremi Szaniawski (Autumn 2006, Critical Inquiry, vol. 33)
  • "La guerre est finie" interview on April 14, 2007 By: Jean-Michel Frodon in Cahiers du cinéma #623, Mai 2007, pp. 28-30 [FRENCH] on Alexandra
  • « La politique ne m’intéresse pas » interview in Moscow By: Lorraine Millot (April 18, 2007, Libération) [FRENCH]
  • "Entretien avec Alexandre Sokourov en cinq tableaux" made in Barcelona on June 3rd 2005, on DVD "Mère et Fils" (Jan 2008, Ed. Potemkine) on Mother and Son
  • Interview avec Alexandre Sokourov By: Laure Adler (Hors Champ, France Culture, 26 Oct 2010) podcast 45' MP3 
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TEXT BY SOKUROV
  • "Nel Centro dell'Oceano" By: Aleksandr Sokurov (2011)
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WEBSITES

DOCUMENTARY ON SOKUROV
  • Ostrova. Alexandr Sokurov (2003/Svetlana PRoskurina/Russia)
  • In One Breath : Alexandr Sokurov's Russian Ark (2003/Knut Elstermann/Germany)
  • Alexandre Sokourov, question de cinéma (2008/Anne Imbert/France) TV 60'
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Please complete, correct info when needed, fix broken links. This is an ongoing resource page to be updated.

4 comments:

Julian Richards said...

An invaluable Spiritual Voices resource - a full English transcript - can be found here:

http://almostnot.wordpress.com/2007/07/21/spiritual-voices/

Obsessional? You decide.

HarryTuttle said...

All the dialogue in the film! Wow thanks it's a big work. Now it looks like they talk a lot more than I remembered... ;)
Thanks for the link and the head's up. I definitely will add it to our database.

HarryTuttle said...

Added:
Confession/ Povinnost (Russia, Aleksandr Sokurov, 1998): A homoerotic film of cult potential By: Dina Iordanova (25 November 2008, Dina View)

MF said...

Added: 3 articles from Vertigo magazine (UK).

"Conflict Resolutions" By: James Norton (4.1, Autumn/Winter 2008)

"Russian Arks" By: Graeme Hobbs & Gareth Evans (3.7, Autumn/Winter 2007)

"Fires Were Started" By: Jerry White (3.8, Winter/Spring 2008)

If anybody would like to read them (and can't access them online), feel free to e-mail me for a copy.