Father and Son (2003)
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Award-winning Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) directs the intimate drama Father and Son (Otets I Syn), a companion piece to his 1996 film Mother and Son. Following the death of his wife, a handsome father (Andrej Shetinin) shares an apartment with his son (Alexei Neimyshev). The son goes to military school to train to be a soldier, while the father remembers his own history as a soldier. The father and son develop a strong emotional and physical attachment to one another. The
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Oct 26, 2004
Although Father and Son is never as deep or wrenching as Mother and Son, the careful casting and Sokurov's unique visual style continue to make this a series worth following.
The best way to watch Father and Son is to let it wash over you and not be overly concerned with prosaic matters like plot.
Poised and teasing in a way that might incite less patient viewers to madness. But you don't come to Sokurov for his narrative agility, you come for his rhapsodic longueurs.
The opacity of the characters and situations prevents the film from having any true emotional impact.
Visually remarkable look at a gay relationship; one of the richest inside looks at gay love and tenderness.
Alexander Sokurov's obscure new film Father and Son doesn't quite come off.
Tediously mannered look at the obsessive intimate bonds between a father and his teen-aged military son.
for a hit of pure cinema, you could do no better...than to spend a few moments reveling in its high
This strikingly beautiful film from Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) captures relationships in an ethereal way that gets way under the skin.
A beautiful but static viewing experience that utterly fails to touch the viewer.
The film seems to have internalized Sokurov's inspiration so far that it becomes a blur of hints and vapors.
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