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Father and Son

Alexander Sokurov, the visionary director of "Russian Ark", presents another powerful work of intense beauty and emotion. Following the critically acclaimed "Mother and Son" in his family-themed trilogy, this cinematic masterpiece further explores the tender bond between parent and child. A father and son live together in a rooftop apartment, where for years they have shared a private world, filled with memories and daily rituals. The father, a retired officer of the air regiment, still struggles to cope with the loss of his wife. The son, enrolled in military school, feels inescapably tied to his father and estranged from his girlfriend. Both men possess an overwhelming love for the other, but also share the pain of their suffering. Although they can hardly imagine life apart, they realize that separation is inevitable.

Year: 2003
Genre: Foreign Language Films, Russian Cinema, Film Festivals 2004
Country: Germany, Russia
Director: Alexander Sokurov
Starring: Andrei Shchetinin, Aleksei Nejmyshev, Aleksandr Razbash
Duration: 83 Minutes
Rating: PG - Contains low level violence.
Subtitles: Yes
6.7/10
Location in store: Foreign (Russia)

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