MOTHER AND SON, 1997.''Courtesy Tamasa''
Hour: 6.30PM

ORIGINAL TITLE
Mat’ I Syn
1997

DIRECTOR
Aleksandr Sokurov

SCREENPLAY
Yuri Arabov

DURATION
72 minutes

COUNTRY
Russia

CAST
Alexei Anashinov, Gudrun Geyer

35mm
Original Russian version with Italian and English subtitles

PLOT
Aleksandr Sokurov’s 1997 deliberate and painstaking melodrama about the dignity of a dying woman while her adult son tends to her pays tribute to love and devotion with a lucidity and lack of clutter that demands the viewer’s attention. “Pure meditative power: it has a patience about it, and ask your patience in return”, Iñárritu says. “It’s a film of such stunning visual power that it could hang in a museum. An impressionist painting. I still don’t understand how some of the lighting was achieved”.