Alexandre SOKUROV
Александр СОКУРОВ
Alexandre SOKOUROV
Russia, 2011, 134mn 
Colour, fiction
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Directed by : Alexandre SOKUROV ( Александр СОКУРОВ)
Writing credits : Yuri ARABOV (Юрий АРАБОВ)
Based on the play by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Anton ADASINSKY (Антон АДАСИНСКИЙ) ...Mephistopheles
Hanna SCHYGULLA (Ханна ШИГУЛА) ...Mephistopheles's wife
Production design : Yelena ZHUKOVA (Елена ЖУКОВА)
Produced by : Andrey SIGLE (Андрей СИГЛЕ)
Other persons :
Cinematography : Bruno DELBONNEL
Music : Alexander ZLAMAL
Cast :
- Johannes ZEILER ...Faust
- Maxim MEHMET ...Valentin’s Friend
- Georg FRIEDRICH ...Wagner
- Antoine MONOT Jr. ...Der Mönch
- Katrin FILZEN ...Margaret's Maidservant
- Eva-Maria KURZ ...Iduberga
- Isolda DYCHAUK ...Gretchen
- Florian BRÜCKNER ...Valentin
- Stefan WEBER ...Mephistopheles (voice)
Production : Proline Film
Film revenue in Russia : 0.783664 million dollars
Release date in Russia : 09/02/2012
Language German
Sites : Page sur Allociné, page sur IMDb
Release date in France : 2012-06-20, Site

Awards :
Best feature film "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2013
Best Screenplay Yuri ARABOV , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2013
Best directing "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2013
Best actor Anton ADASINSKY , "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2013
Best film Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
Best directing Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
Best Screenplay Yuri ARABOV , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
Best Actor in a Supporting Role Anton ADASINSKY , Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
Golden Lion for Best Film Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2011
First prize Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011

DVD with subtitles
Editor : Blaq Out. 2012. Titre : Faust

Plot synopsis
Sokurov’s version of Faust, based on the first part of Goethe’s play, has been reworked by the director’s established co-auteur, Yury Arabov, who won the 1999 Palme d’Or for the best script (for the movie Moloch). This new movie concludes the tetralogy about people and the course of history, which commenced with Moloch. The budget reached the €8 million mark, which is an unprecedented sum for an arthouse production in Russia. The lion’s share of the money was spent on re-creating historical costumes and sets. Shooting was done in the Czech Republic and on Iceland, while dubbing took place in Germany (the movie will be in German) and special effects work in Finland. The roles have been offered predominantly to European actors including Hanna Schygulla, who has starred in movies by Godard, Fassbinder, and Wenders. Cameraman Bruno Delbonnel worked on such vast projects as Amelie, Across the Universe and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The movie is now in post-production but the date of its world premiere has yet to be announced.

Commentaries and bibliography
Les sept films soviétiques et russes les plus primés, RUSSIA BEYOND, 2022
Faust : un film où l’Homme tente le Diable,, 2012
Фауст. Александр Сокуров снял свой итоговый фильм, Vasili KORETSKY,, 2012
Faust d’Alexandre Sokourov : irrémédiablement humain, Alexis DUVAL,, 2012
Faust [Alexandre Sokourov], Jean-Luc LACUVE, Ciné-club de Caen, 2012
Faust, un chef d'oeuvre de Sokourov, Jean-Michel FRODON,, 2012
Faust, vision russe d’une âme damnée, Arnaud SCHWARTZ,, 2012
Aleksandr Sokurov: Faust (2011), Nancy CONDEE,, 2012
Дьявол во всех деталях. Фауст Александра Сокурова выходит в прокат, Andrey PLAKHOV,, 2012
Жоэль Шапрон : "Похоже, что Россия наконец решила заняться экспортом своих фильмов", Interview,, 2012
Joël Chapron : "La Russie semble avoir enfin décidé de prendre en main l’exportation de ses films", Interview,, 2012
L'enfer si long de Faust, Amelie BLAUSTEIN NIDDAM,, 2012
Les 11 meilleurs films russes de 2011, La Russie d'aujourd'hui, 2012
[critique] Faust, Maxime,, 2012
Faust d'Alexander Sokourov, Virginie APIOU,, 2011
Faust d'Alexandre Sokourov, Hendy BICAISE,, 2011
Faust de Sokourov, Lion d'or à Venise,, 2011
Aleksandr Sokurov : Faust (2011), Birgit BEUMERS,, 2011
«Фауст» — Руки брадобрея, Oleg KOVALOV,, 2011
Дьяволиада по доктору Фаусту. Фауст, режиссер Александр Сокуров, Aleksandra TUCHINSKAYA, Искусство кино, 10, 2011
Коль с Фаустом тебе не повезло… Фигура Фауста от Средневековья до авангарда, Inna KUSHNAREVA, Искусство кино, 10, 2011
Фауст, пациент. Тезисы к трактату в десяти главах. [О фильме Фауст Александра Сокурова], Anton DOLIN, Искусство кино, 10, 2011
Юрий Арабов : Фауст. Сценарий По мотивам германских легенд и сказаний, Yuri ARABOV, Искусство кино, 10, 2011
Sokourov : le diable à Venise, Galina MASTEROVA, La Russie d'Aujourd'hui, 2011

Selected in the following festivals :
- Russian film festival in Paris, Paris (France), 2020
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2017
- Carthage Film Festival, Carthage (Tunisia), 2016
- Rétrospective Alexandre Sokourov Aix en Provence / Marseille, Aix en Provence (France), 2015
- Aye Aye Film Festival Nancy-Lorraine, Nancy (France), 2014
- Strasbourg two weeks of Russian cinema, Strasbourg (France), 2013
- Cinémas russes à Montauban, Montauban (France), 2013
- "NIKA" Prizes, Moscow (Russia), 2013
- Festival des Films de Russie et d'Ailleurs, Geneva - Lausanne (Switzerland), 2013
- Sydney Film Festival, Sydney (Australia), 2012
- Melbourne International Film Festival - MIFF, Melbourne (Australia), 2012
- The Russian Masters, Montreal (Canada), 2012
- Hong-Kong International Film Festival, Hong Kong (China), 2012
- Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), 2012
- Helsinki International Film Festival, Helsinki (Finland), 2012
- Release in France of the film, Different cities (France), 2012-06-20
- Honfleur Russian Film Festival, Honfleur (France), 2012
- Les rencontres des cinémas d'Europe, Aubenas (France), 2012
- Russian Film Week in Paris : Regards de Russie, Paris (France), 2012
- Festival de films russes Kinorama au cinéma Royal de Biarritz, Biarritz (France), 2012
- Soirées du cinéma russe de Bordeaux, Bordeaux (France), 2012
- Cycle Alexandre Sokourov au cinéma Grand Action, Paris (France), 2012
- The Dublin International Film Festival, Dublin (Ireland), 2012
- Tromso International Film Festival : TIFF, Tromso (Norway), 2012
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2012
- Annual award of the Guild of Historians of Cinema and Film Critics, Moscow (Russia), 2012
- Festival "Vivat Kino Rossii", St Petersburg (Russia), 2012
- Durban International Film Festival, Durban (Southern Africa), 2012
- Göteborg International Film Festival, Göteborg (Sweden), 2012
- Istanbul International Film Festival, Istanbul (Turkey), 2012
- Bradford International Film Festival, Bradford (United Kingdom), 2012
- Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Mar del Plata (Argentina), 2011
- Vienna International Film Festival (Viennale), Vienna (Austria), 2011
- Sao Paulo International Film Festival, Sao Paulo (Brazil ), 2011
- New Cinema Festival, Montreal (Canada), 2011
- Toronto International Film Festival, Toronto (Canada), 2011
- Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival : PÖFF, Tallinn (Estonia), 2011
- Tbilisi International Film Festival, Tbilisi (Georgia), 2011
- Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Thessaloniki (Greece), 2011
- Reykjavik International Film Festival, Reykjavik (Iceland ), 2011
- Venice International Film Festival, Venice (Italy), 2011
- Busan International Film Festival : BIFF, Busan (Pusan) (Korea, South), 2011
- Sputnik nad Polska, Warsaw (Poland), 2011
- Lisbon and Estoril Film Festival, Estoril (Portugal), 2011
- International Film Festival Bratislava, Brastislava (Slovakia), 2011
- Russian Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2011
- The Times BFI London Film Festival, London (United Kingdom), 2011
- AFI Fest, Los Angeles (USA), 2011

Photos and videos

A. Sokourov tourne Faust / A. Sokurov shoots Faust