He is the great Russian director who once shot a whole film in a single take. Aleksandr Sokurov talks to Steve Rose about Soviet spies, fallen dictators – and how he got Putin to fund his latest work
Retail: A virtual dissertation on the human condition from Russian director Alexander Sokurov.
JG Ballard applauds Alexander Sokurov's remarkable film portrait of Hirohito.
The cinema has been around so long that the idea of a unique film is hardly credible. But Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark has every right to the claim. It's a 96-minute film shot in one take and, almost as amazingly, it seems impossibly effortless.
A decade after the fall of the Soviet Union a new film is at last telling the truth about its founder's death. By Amelia Gentleman.