Alexander Sokurov is a Russian director of avant-garde and independent films that have won him international acclaim.
This box set includes three of his masterpieces, available on DVD for the very first time.
SAVE AND PROTECT (1990)
SECOND CIRCLE (1990)
ELEGY OF LIFE (2006)
United Kingdom released, PAL/Region 2 DVD: LANGUAGES: Russian ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), English ( Subtitles ), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, SYNOPSIS: Regarded as one of the most important contemporary directors in Russian and World cinema, Alexander Sokurov's decade-spanning career has seen him lauded with festival prizes and hailed as a visionary maestro of the highest order. Considered as Andrei Tarkovsky's heir apparent, he is recognized for such groundbreaking films as Russian Ark (2002) and Faust (2011), which recently won the Venice Film Festival's prestigious Golden Lion award. This brand new box set contains three of his most thrilling and audacious works, available here for the first time on DVD. SAVE AND PROTECT (1989) Inspired by Flaubert's Madame Bovary, SAVE AND PROTECT recounts the most crucial events of the heroine emma's decline and fall whilst exploring female passion in mesmerizing, exquisite detail. THE SECOND CIRCLE (1990) A haunting examination of sacrifice, spiritual communion and human dignity, THE SECOND CIRCLE tells the morally complex, heartrending story of a man confronting the death and burial of his father. ELEGY OF LIFE (2006) Sokurov himself features in this documentary portrayal of the most famous couple in Russian classical music; legendary cellist, pianist and conductor, Mstislav Rostropovich, and his opera singer wife, Galina Vishnevskaya, star of Sokurov's Alexandra. SCREENED/AWARDED AT: Montreal World Film Festival, Rotterdam International Film Festival, ...Alexander Sokurov Collection - 3-DVD Box Set ( Spasi i sokhrani (Madame Bovary) / Krug vtoroy (Defteros kyklos) / Elegiya zhizni. Rostropovich, Vishnevskaya. ) ( Save and Protect / The Second Circle / Elegy of Life )