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139 Ratings

Oriental Elegy

Vostochnaya elegiya

Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov
Japan, 1996
Avant-Garde, Short


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.

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Oriental Elegy Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov

Awards & Festivals

Oberhausen International Short Film Festival

1996 | Winner: Grand Prize