Sokurov’s Alexandra (2007) On Netflix

Alexandr Sokurov’s film Alexandra that I posted about (with the main character being played by famed Russian soprano Galina Vishnevskaya) is available on Netflix and you can watch it instantly if you are a member. Awesome! 


Nominated for a Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, this meditation on the effects of war from director Aleksandr Sokurov follows an elderly woman named Alexandra (Galina Vishnevskaya) as she travels to Chechnya to visit a grandson posted there. As seen through Alexandra’s eyes, the barracks and its inhabitants reveal the staggering costs — both human and financial — of endless war.

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