The Sun

Year: 2005
Country: Russia, Italy, Switzerland, France
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Cast: Issei Ogata, Robert Dawson, Kaori Momoi
Genre: drama, history
Runtime: 110 min.
Age: 16+
Third part in Aleksandr Sokurov's quadrilogy of Power, following Молох (1999) and Телец (2001), focuses on Japanese Emperor Hirohito and Japan's defeat in World War II when he is finally confronted by General Douglas MacArthur who offers him to accept a diplomatic defeat for survival.

Awards & Festivals:

Berlin International Film Festival – Nominee: Golden Berlin Bear  
Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival – Grand Prix - Golden Apricot (Best Film)
Nika Awards – Best Screenplay
Russian Guild of Film Critics – Golden Aries (Best Film), Best Director, Best Score
Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists – Nominee: Silver Ribbon (Best Foreign Director)