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The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov
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The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox

Jeremi Szaniawski

Abstract

One of the last representatives of a brand of serious, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced a massive oeuvre exploring issues such as history, power, memory, kinship, death, the human soul, and the responsibility of the artist. Through contextualization and close readings of each of his feature films (broaching many of his documentaries in the process), this volume unearths a vision of Sokurov's films as equally mournful and passionate, intellectual, and sensual, and also identifies in them a powerful, if discursively repressed, queer sensitivity, alongside a pattern of tensions and ... More

Keywords: feature film, Russia, film director, filmmaker, cinema, Alexander Sokurov

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780231167352
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231167352.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremi Szaniawski, author