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Faust

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Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov
Russia, 2011
Drama
      German
      English

Synopsis

Departing sharply from Goethe’s version of the tale, Sokurov’s Faust inhabits an earthy, 19th-century world of primitive autopsies and medical rituals. He becomes obsessed with the beautiful Margarete and desperately turns to a physically grotesque moneylender to conjure their union.

Our take

The last piece in Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s “tetralogy of power,” a loose adaptation of Goethe’s masterwork, won the Golden Lion award in Venice. With distorted visuals and absurdist verve, Faust is a cinematic feat made of medical discoveries, philosophical musings and erratic passions.

Synopsis

Departing sharply from Goethe’s version of the tale, Sokurov’s Faust inhabits an earthy, 19th-century world of primitive autopsies and medical rituals. He becomes obsessed with the beautiful Margarete and desperately turns to a physically grotesque moneylender to conjure their union.

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FaustDirected byAleksandr Sokurov
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Venice Film Festival
2011 | 2 wins including: Future Film Festival Digital Award

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