The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox (Directors' Cuts)

The Cinema of Alexander Sokurov: Figures of Paradox (Directors' Cuts)

Jeremi Szaniawski


One of the final representatives of a model of great, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced a big oeuvre exploring concerns comparable to background, energy, reminiscence, kinship, dying, the human soul, and the accountability of the artist. via contextualization and shut readings of every of his characteristic fiction movies (broaching a lot of his documentaries within the process), this quantity finds a imaginative and prescient of Sokurov's movies as both mournful and passionate, highbrow, and sensual, and likewise identifies in them a strong, if discursively repressed, queer sensitivity, along a trend of tensions and paradoxes. This ebook therefore deals new keys to appreciate the lasting and ever-renewed allure of the Russian director's Janus-like and strangely dynamic cinema – a deeply unique and intricate physique of labor in discussion with the earlier, the current and the future.

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