"Mother and Son"
Directed by Alexander Sokurov
Beautiful story of the
decisive moment in the lives of a son and his dying mother. A visual
experience of the loneliness and heartfelt emotion of the pair, the film
explores themes of death and life in a world that offers no comfort.
"...one of the great films of the decade...(Sokurov) is one of the
rare contemporary filmmakers who works directly from his heart, soul and
imagination, without concession to pop sensibilities" (Edward
Guthmann, San Francisco Chronicle). "A masterpiece that evokes
overwhelming solitude amid creation." (J. Hoberman,The Village
Voice) Russian with English subtitles. 73