On 11th April, the European Film Festival will devote an entire day to Sokurov, with a Masterclass – moderated by Massimo Causo together with Aliona Schumakova – that will take place in the morning at MUST, the Historical Museum of the City of Lecce.
On the evening of the same day, the filmmaker will be awarded the Golden Olive Tree for Career Achievement at the Multiplex Cinema Massimo, at the end of a meeting with the audience hosted by Marco Müller. This moment will be followed by the screening of Russian Ark.
The tribute, curated by Massimo Causo, retraces the most significant moments of the career of the director – winner of numerous Awards at international Festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, Locarno, Moscow, Toronto, Venice – offering a retrospective of some of his most representative films, made from the late ’90s to the present day, including the whole tetralogy of power: Taurus, Moloch, The Sun and Faust (Golden Lion at Venice 68, in 2011).
The retrospective will also include the Italian première screening of A Russian Youth by Alexandr Zolotukhin, a former disciple of Sokurov, who is the creative producer of the film, screened at the Forum of the past edition of the Berlinale. For the occasion, Eduard Pichugin, General Director of Lenfilm Studio, will be in Lecce.
The retrospective comprises the following films: Francofonia (France, Germany, the Netherlands, 2015); Faust (Russia, 2011); Alexandra (Russia, France, 2007); The Sun (Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France, 2005); Father and Son (Russia, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, 2003); Taurus (Russia, 2001); Moloch (Russia, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, 1999); Mother and Son (Russia, Germany, 1997); A Russian Youth by Alexandr Zolotukhin, with Alexandr Sokurov as creative producer (Germany, 2019).