- Stop Press

Diary of events




Film documentation




Search with Google    

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z  Others 
Titles and names in bold print contain more complete information
Alexandre SOKUROV
Александр СОКУРОВ
Alexandre SOKOUROV
USSR, 1988, 88 mn 
Black and white, documentary

Moscow Elegy

▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪ ▪

Московская элегия


 Elégie de Moscou

 Moskovskaya elegiya

Directed by : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Writing credits : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Cinematography : Aleksandr BUROV (Александр БУРОВ), Aleksey NAYDENOV (Алексей НАЙДЕНОВ)
Sound : Vladimir PERSOV (Владимир ПЕРСОВ), Mikhail PODTAKUY (Михаил ПОДТАКУЙ), Aleksey PUGACHEV (Алексей ПУГАЧЕВ)
Production : LSDF

DVD with subtitles
Editeur : Ideale Audience. 2006.
Langues : RU, Sous-titres : FR EN ES IT
Bonus : DVD Rom avec notes d'édition, biographie et filmographie.

Plot synopsis
Moscow Elegy is a part of Elegy series, created by our team at the Leningrad State Documentary Productions, LSDF. The films in this series have an “elegiac mood” in common — “Moscow Elegy” was originally intended to mark the 50th anniversary of Tarkovsky. But disagreements within the Soviet Professional Union of Cinematographers about the style and content of the film forced us to suspend production for a long time.
The film is a subjective perception of the personality of the great film–maker and his destiny in the context of History. Let me add that our task was to create a special human approach towards the memory and the personality of Tarkovsky. We attempted to treat the footage in a tender and caring way, with kindness. We were not trying to embrace all aspects of Tarkovsky's life and work. We are speaking only about what he has left in his Motherland, and what was going on during those years in the West, where he had had to work.

Alexander Sokurov
Source :

Commentaries and bibliography
Alexandre Sokourov, François ALBERA, Mishel ESTEVE, Book, CinémaAction, Editions Charles Corlet, 2009

Selected in the following festivals :
- Andrey Tarkovsky retrospective at the Cinémathèque française, Paris (France), 2017
- Rétrospective Alexandre Sokourov Aix en Provence / Marseille, Aix en Provence (France), 2015
- Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo (Brazil ), 2012
- Retrospective Andrey Tarkovsky : l’immagine dell’assoluto, Milan (Italy), 2011
- Month of the documentary in France, Different cities (France), 2010
- La Rochelle International Film Festival, La Rochelle (France), 1993

Your remarks