Russia/Germany 1997


Russian with
English subtitles

Enhanced for widescreen TVs

Dolby Digital 2.0

71 mins. approx.



'A Humble Life' - film by Alexander Sokurov

Alexander Sokurov biography

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Mother and Son
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‘Sokurov is what cinema can be at its greatest... His films have a visual power and moral depth that creates an unforgettable emotional experience. Mother and Son is one of his most beautiful, most important films’
- Susan Sontag

'Lyrical, intense, mesmerizing. Sokurov brings the eye of a masterly painter and the sensitivity of a poet to the deepest and most complex of human relationships’
- The New York Times

'Pure cinema... Heart-aching, luminescent... Sokurov is a master... [His] films define a new form of spiritual cinema’
- Paul Schrader

'Transcendent... A thing of such beauty, such sadness... ... I wept and wept from start to finish’
- Nick Cave