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by Aleksandr Sokurov


Chechen Republic, present day. Russian troop positions. Alexandra Nikolaevna is a grandmother who has come to see her grandson, one of the best officers in his unit. She will spend a few days here, and will discover a new world. In this male world there are no women, no warmth or comfort. Daily life is meagre, people are shy of their feelings here. Or maybe there simply isn't time or energy for feelings. Every day and every hour questions of life and death are decided here. And yet people still live there.

international title: Alexandra
original title: Alexandra
country: France, Russian Federation
sales agent: Rezo Films International
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Aleksandr Sokurov
film run: 90'
release date: FR 26/09/2007, BE 31/10/2007, PL 07/12/2007, NL 13/03/2008, ES 30/05/2008, UK 26/09/2008
screenplay: Aleksandr Sokurov
cast: Galina Vishenevskaya, Vasily Shevtsov, Raisa Gichaeva
cinematography by: Alexander Burov
film editing: Sergei Ivanov
art director: Dmitri Malich-Konkov
music: Andrei Sigle
production: Rezo Production, Proline-film
distributor: Rezo Films


main awards/selection

Cannes 2007 Official Competition
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2007 Best director - EurAsia competition programme

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