Eastern Elegy

Year: 1996
Country: Russia, Japan
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Genre: documentary
Runtime: 43 min.
Age: 16+
First film in a cycle of Sokurov's Oriental-themed meditative documentaries.

Visually impressionistic, atmospherically dense, and narratively opaque, Oriental Elegy is the surreal journey of a displaced spirit (Aleksandr Sokurov) as he wanders in the interminable darkness through the temporal landscape of a quaint and isolated feudal-era fishing village.

Awards & Festivals:

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival – Grand Prix