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 significant, high-art cinema, Alexander Sokurov has produced a big oeuvre exploring matters comparable to historical past, strength, 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 lots of his documentaries within the process), this quantity reveals 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 development of tensions and paradoxes. This e-book hence 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 complicated physique of labor in discussion with the prior, the current and the future.

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