(Russia/France, 2007, 93 minutes)

A lonely Russian grandmother visits her military officer grandson at his posting in Chechnya.
Stately meditation on war that retains all the painterly, artistic qualities of its director's usual output and attaches them to actual characters and a proper narrative thread, slender as it may be.

A Rezo Films release. A Pro-Line Film production/presentation, with the participation of Rezo Productions, Russian Cinema Agency and Centre National de la Cinématographie. Starring Galina Vishnevskaya; Vasily Shevtsov, Raisa Gichaeva. Directed and written by Alexander Sokurov; produced and music composed by Andrei Sigle; director of photography (colour), Alexander Burov; art director, Dmitri Malich-Konkov; costume designer, Lidiya Kryukova; film editor, Sergei Ivanov.


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