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Alexandra

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Alexandra

Alexandra

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
94 minutes
Limited Release Date:
03/26/08
performer:
Vasily Shevtsov, Galina Vishnevskaya
director:
Alexander Sokurov
distributor:
The Cinema Guild
author:
Alexander Sokurov
genre:
Drama

We gave it an A-

Octogenarian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya looks unmistakably stately but passes as a stolid Everygranny in Alexandra, a startling, elliptical war parable by the intense Russian director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark). Alexandra is a grandmother visiting her soldier grandson, Denis (Vasily Shevtsov), stationed at the Chechen front; she plods into Denis’ military base toting her trusty wheeled shopping cart like it’s market day. And in exploring the premises with a steel will and a maternal tenderness, she takes on the authority of timeless Mother Russia herself. A-

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