Východní elegie

Vostochnaya elegiya

Oriental Elegy

Scénář: Alexander Sokurov
Barva: Black and white

Sokurov: „When a beautiful picture of a little Japanese town on a místy island began to rise, I didn’t bother to question what town it is or in which country. I just used video to reconstruct the feelings of sadness. Východní elegie is the first part of the Japanese cycle, which consists of closely connected works. The main roles are played by the island’s inhabitants. But the country of the gotten old people doesn’t reflect present people. The director wants to catch a picture of a country, where poetry and mytology are more important then the reality of today, where the East and the West are two different parts of one. The clear Japenese and Russian people’s melodies penetrate, we are in a house. We’ve got a feeling we can touch the things in the house, there’s a water in a basin waiting for us to wash our hands. We listen to an old woman’s talking, she talks about loneliness she was never afraid of. Bony fingers hide her face. A man-guest stands by a window, he doesn’t know where he was born and where his home is, he remembers almost nothing. A camera follows a tree-crust texture and the old woman repeats the words about loneliness. The woman cannot talk about happiness, she doesn’t know how. The woman and the man, their translucent faces and hands flow togother with the house’s walls and the surrounding things. We enter a dimension of film-delusion, just walking through.


Ročník festivalu: 2000
Sekce: Zaostřeno na Alexandra Sokurova


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