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.