Original title: Mat i Syn

Directors: Sokurov, Aleksandr

Cast: Aleksei Ananishnov, Gudrun Geyer

Russia-Germany 1997 | Colour | 71 mins

Avaliable on: DVD

Alexander Sokurov’s emotional and poetic masterpiece is a tender exploration of the deep affection between an ailing mother and her devoted adult son. Set in a hauntingly beautiful landscape, which Sokurov’s camera transforms into stunning cinematic canvases, the pair recall happier times as the dutiful son nurses his mother in her final hours.