Mother and Son
Mat i Syn
Dir. Aleksandr Sokurov
Russia-Germany 1997 | Colour | 71 mins | Cert U
Cast: Aleksei Ananishnov, Gudrun Geyer
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.
Available on: DVD
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