Jun 9, 2006
The brownish, monochrome color scheme lacks the transcendent beauty of Sokurov's later films, and it can be tough going, but it also has the mark of a master.
Apr 3, 2006
The Second Circle is awash in the pain of loss, yet how often grim comedy breaks through the austere surface.
Oct 25, 2005
This relentless meditation on the death of one's father also serves as a metaphor for the spiritual debasement of modern Russia.