Name: Alexander Sokurov (Aleksandr Sokurov)
Middle name: Nikolaevich
Birthday: June 14 1951 (68 years old)
Place of Birth: Podorvikha village, Irkutsk region
Height: 175 cm
Weight: 73 kg
Eastern horoscope: Rabbit
Career: Directors 68 place
Photo: Alexander Sokurov
The native village of Alexander Sokurov is not on the map of Russia now. In 1956, the settlement was flooded during the commissioning of the Irkutsk hydroelectric power station.
The film director grew up in the family of a soldier, a participant in the Great Patriotic War. Dad was forced to constantly travel on business trips to various duty stations. Therefore, the family traveled around the cities along with the head of the family. Alexander went to school in the Polish People’s Republic, and received a certificate of maturity in Turkmenistan.
In 1968, Sokurov entered the Gorky State University at the Faculty of History. And while studying, the young man worked in the editorial staff of the local television broadcasting. The student released his first television programs at the age of 19. Then several television films were broadcast under his leadership, live television programs, in particular sports. In 1974, Sokurov graduated from the university and received a diploma of historian.
A year later, Sokurov entered the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography at the directing department. He studied at the workshop of directing popular science films under the direction of A. Zguridi. Alexander studied so well that he was given a personal scholarship from S. Eisenstein. By the way, during his studies, he met with Yuri Arabov, he is a screenwriter, as well as the main ally and ally in Sokurov's work.
The young man was accused of formalism, as well as anti-Soviet sentiment. Because of this, all student work of the student was rejected.
Therefore, the director’s first feature film called “The Lonely Voice of a Man”, which was shot based on the works of Andrei Platonov (a little later, the picture received a number of prestigious awards at festivals), was not counted by the institute’s leadership as a thesis. The tape was supposed to be destroyed, but the cadre stealing saved the cadres: the Arabs and Sokurov hacked into the archive, stole a bobbin, and put in its place another, not so significant.
By the way, it was at this time that Alexander Sokurov was morally and professionally supported by the director Andrei Tarkovsky. He praised the first work of a novice director quite highly.
“Watch a movie called The Lonely Man's Voice.” The director does not play in the film actors and not an amateur, but ordinary people from the street. Moreover, there is a certain strange style, a slice, that is, some strange aspects, there are pieces that I do not hide, envy. I can’t take it off. I can say that in other scenes I could rise higher, but I have never done this before. The film has a black and white piece that was shot by rapid and dumb. And this is not one shot.
The film has four frames of genius. And this is only for one picture. It is worth recalling Vigo. He has only two films, but he has already become a genius, has remained for centuries. Sokurov has some strange things, inexplicable, sometimes stupid, incoherent, but he is a genius. And this is the hand of a genius! ”, Said a colleague of Alexander Sokurov.
Alexander wanted to work at Mosfilm, but he was categorically not satisfied with the working conditions there. And on the recommendation of Tarkovsky in 1980, the director was credited to the Lenfilm film studio. There Sokurov also shot his first feature films. At the same time, the director collaborated with a documentary studio in Leningrad. And at different times there he released all his documentaries.
The first pictures that Alexander Sokurov shot in Leningrad, by the way, provoked a negative reaction in the Goskino and from party organs. The man has stated many times that he was assigned a place in the Syktyvkar camp. And for quite some time, until the end of 1980, not a single film of Sokurov was allowed to be rented.
Even in the most difficult times, when the director was on the verge of physical death, Tarkovsky twice arranged for Alexander to travel abroad. But Sokurov, in his own words, could not leave the country because of the Russian language and the spiritual treasures of the Hermitage. He did not want to part with all this.
In the late 80s of the last century, films that were previously shot by Sokurov were released. Moreover, the tapes with great success represented Russia at international film festivals. Such victories inspired the director and began to work actively. In the 80s and 90s, Sokurov shot several paintings a year at once. And he still has time for charity programs on the radio for youth. At the same time, he was engaged with a group of young directors at Lenfilm. On the eve of the onset of the new century, he broadcast on the St. Petersburg television program "Sokurov Island." In television programs, issues of the place of cinema in culture were discussed.
By the way, since the mid-90s, Alexander Sokurov, along with his colleagues, mastered video technology. He continues to do this until now.
Sokurov's group made several documentaries, some were commissioned by Japanese television channels, with the support of Japanese friends.
The director made about 20 art films, including Eclipse Days, Mother and Son, Moloch, Taurus. As well as documentaries, which are much larger, for example, “Moscow Elegy”, “Petersburg Elegy”, “Soviet Elegy”.
Awards and recognition
Director Sokurov was a participant and laureate of numerous international festivals. Retrospectives of Alexander’s films are organized almost every year in several countries around the world.
In the piggy bank are masters of awards at international film festivals, Tarkovsky Prizes, FIPRESCI. Alexander Sokurov became a laureate of the State Prize of Russia in 1997, as well as the Vatican Prize in 1998, “The Third Millennium Prize”. 43 times the director was nominated for prizes of various film contests, he won 26 times.
In 1995, Alexander Sokurov, according to the decision of the European Film Academy, was included in the hundred of the best directors of world cinema.
In 2010, the Sokurov workshop was opened at the Kabardino-Balkarian State University named after Berbekov. 15 students scored immediately.
Personal life of Alexander Sokurov
Alexander Sokurov lives in St. Petersburg and not only implements his creative endeavors. The director is at the helm of a public group of activists, city defenders, this is the Sokurov Group, which talks with the authorities and protects old Petersburg from destruction.
In 2011, Sokurov, at the Venice Festival, received the Golden Lion Award and the Ecumenical Jury Award. He was awarded such an honor for the painting “Faust”, this is the final film of the tetralogy about power. During the presentation of the prize, the chairman of the jury Darren Aronofsky said that "this film changes the life of everyone who sees the picture."
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Fantastic Alexander Sokurov will tell us his vision and announce to the world his thoughts, reasoning by means of a voiceover. The magnificent work of the operator Bruno Delbonel, he is delightful and beautiful, striking with the beauty of his skill.
Fantastic grotesque costumes, for example, an alien headdress of the character of the legendary German actress Hannah Schigulla, who plays an episodic role in the film, reinforce the feeling of the unreal fabulousness of what is happening on the screen.
One of the main roles - Mephistopheles - is performed by the cult St. Petersburg actor, founder of the plastic theater "DEREVO" Anton Adasinsky. Sokurov, following the German stage tradition, makes the devil the central figure in the story. His manner of playing is so authentic that the rest of the German-speaking actors seem somewhat secondary, even Faust himself performed by Johannes Zeiler.
Screenwriter Yuri Arabov about the film: “Faust is a picture of the breakdown of modern man with metaphysics ... The picture that a modern man is a man of secular society, a man of civilization, generally breaks ties with metaphysics as such. He believes neither in God nor in the devil, and the functions of the devil are transferred to the person himself. ”
The winner will be announced on December 25 at 17:00
4 eternal motives in Sokurov’s films
Crane, ankle symbol of life and longevity, steadily steps over in many of Sokurov’s paintings. In the “Stone”, he strives at the Chekhov House-Museum, in the “Sorrowful insensibility” he gets confused under the feet of the distraught inhabitants of the English mansion, it is important to walk around the imperial garden in the “Sun”: in Japan, the crane is considered a sacred bird. At some point, he even appears in Faust (pictured), though already as a stork.
Flies migrated to Sokurov’s films from Platonov's prose, becoming in fact the heroes of the second plan. The annoying buzz of winged insects is the background in almost all early works, but there are especially many of them in Save and Preserve: flocks of flies seem to emphasize all the obscenity of the rampant adultery Emma Bovary.
The house is gloomy and ridiculous, like a prison either miserable, shabby for many generations of residents, then cozy, cool, decorated with snow-white curtains - appears in every film of Sokurov as a full-fledged character. In psychological tests, the house is usually interpreted as the inner world of a person, so that, as they say, let him see his eyes.
Sokurov’s coffins are many: decorated with rivulets of tombstones in Empire, a strict coffin bed in Mother and Son, and in Circle Two it’s the main character. The strangest coffin removal takes place in
“Save and save”: Emma is buried already in three coffins, and at some point they grow to the size of a tram car.
7 exotic locations in Sokurov’s films
On a glacier in Iceland Dr. Faust leaves in the final of the film of the same name. A few days after the shooting, this place was destroyed by the eruption of Eyyafyatlayokudl volcano.
On the basis of Russian troops in the Chechen village of Khankalaand not in the relatively safe Dagestan, the film “Alexander” was completely shot with Galina Vishnevskaya in the title role.
Against the backdrop of the majestic peaks of the Bavarian Alps Hitler’s picnic in Moloch takes place. However, the interiors of Kelsteinhaus - a tea house donated by the Führer for his fiftieth birthday - were filmed in the pavilions of Lenfilm.
North Sea and Murmansk - the place of action of “Conscription”, a documentary mini-series about sailors, where military service is gaining ontological proportions.
Portuguese capital Lisbon depicts a postcard seaside town in "Father and Son" - a piercing film about the mutual love of a father and son who grew up without a mother.
On the Tajik-Afghan border, where the Russian border post stands, are the harsh heroes of the five-hour documentary epic "Spiritual Voices".
On the small Japanese island of Amami Oshima benevolent old people from dolce live ... - a Japanese documentary elegy dedicated to the writer Toshio Shimao.
5 non-professional actors in Sokurov’s films
Alexey Ananishnov. Mathematician, now works as the director of the Household Adhesive division of Henkel in St. Petersburg. He played the athletic pediatrician Malyanov in Eclipse Days and his son in Mother and Son.
Galina Vishnevskaya. Probably, the most famous Russian opera singer made the film “Alexandra” on her shoulders, actually turning it into her benefit, and what!
Gudrun Geyer. The founder and director of the Munich Documentary Film Festival Dok.Fest, which repeatedly showed Sokurov’s films, convincingly performed the dying old woman in “Mother and Son” to death.
Cecile Zervudaki. The ethnolinguist from the University of Grenoble played the nymphomaniac Emma in Save and Preserve.
Alla Osipenko. The prima ballerina, People's Artist of the USSR, portrayed a half-corpse woman in Ampir and exalted Ariadne in Sorrowful Insensibility.
Alexander Sokurov - public figure, director, screenwriter, actor, master of Russian cinema. The name of this figure is included in the list of the best directors of world cinema (by decision of the European Film Academy). Alexander Nikolaevich was born on June 14, 1951 in the small village of Podorvikha, in the Irkutsk Region. But now this productive area, where the land was rich in potatoes and vegetables, cannot be found on the map of Russia, because in 1956 the village and the station were flooded while filling the Irkutsk reservoir.
Director Alexander Sokurov
Sokurov grew up and was brought up in the family of a front-line soldier. The director’s dad is a participant in the Great Patriotic War, who was noted on the battlefield for his exploits. Due to the specific profession of Father Alexander Nikolayevich, the Sokurov family often moved from place to place, so the future cinema worker began to comprehend a letter in the Polish People's Republic, and received a certificate of secondary education in sunny Turkmenistan.
After graduating from school, the young man continued his education, in 1968 he chose the Gorky State University, located in Nizhny Novgorod. As a student, Sokurov studied at the Faculty of History, and in 1974 the young man received a diploma. Perhaps Alexander Nikolayevich would become a great teacher, telling his students about the politics of Ivan the Terrible, about the black spot in the biography of Nicholas II, about the strategy of Stalin and much more, but the fate of Sokurov made some adjustments.
Alexander Sokurov in his youth
Alexander decided to connect life with the cinema, so in 1975 he entered VGIK, a prestigious university located in Moscow. There, a young man began to attend a creative workshop for directing popular science films under the direction of Zguridi Alexander Mikhailovich, where he met his friend Yuri Abramov.
Sokurov was a capable student, so he pleased his parents with “fives” in the test book, for which he was awarded the prestigious scholarship of Sergei Eisenstein. Indisputable talent and erudition helped Alexander Nikolaevich pass exams as an external student and graduate from VGIK one year ahead of schedule. But the future director had to take such a step not of his own free will, but because of the growing conflict on the basis of formalism. Also, the cinema genius was accused of anti-Soviet sentiments.
Initially, Alexander Nikolaevich practiced directorial skills: as a student, he shot a short video. Sokurov's debut work in full measure was a film called "The Lonely Voice of a Man" (1987, script Yuri Arabov). The plot of the picture revolves around the Red Army soldier Nikita Firsov, who after the Civil War returns to his homeland in his father's house and falls in love with a young girl Lyuba.
Director Alexander Sokurov
This picture could not reach the audience. The fact is that because of the strife between honey Sokurov and the leaders of the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography, the creations of a talented director were categorically rejected, so the film “The Lonely Voice of a Man” was not accepted as a thesis and was subject to destruction.But Alexander Nikolaevich, along with his friend Abramov, took a trick: with the help of a hack into the institute’s archive, the comrades stole the source materials, putting other film works in their place.
Frame from the film by Alexander Sokurov "The Lonely Voice of Man"
It is noteworthy that the film, which they wanted to eliminate, became the nominee and winner at several film festivals. It is worth noting that the first full-length work of Alexander Sokurov received positive feedback from the Russian film guru Andrei Tarkovsky, who later supported a novice colleague.
“Sokurov has strange things, inexplicable, even stupid, incomprehensible things like, incoherent. But. genius! The hand of a genius ... ”, the creator of the film-parable“ Stalker ”used to say.
Further, the young man wanted to connect life with Mosfilm, but he was not satisfied with the working conditions. Therefore, the choice of Sokurov fell on Lenfilm (on the recommendation of Tarkovsky he was credited in 1980). In 1981, Alexander Nikolayevich became the director of the tragic requiem Dmitry Shostakovich. Viola sonata ”, which tells about the brilliant composer and the tragic fate of a lonely unaccepted artist.
In 1985, Sokurov released a picture with the non-trivial title “Patience. Labor ”, and in 1986, viewers saw the film“ Sorrowful insensibility ”with Alla Osipenko, Irina Sokolova and Vladimir Zamansky in the lead roles. Two years later, Alexander Nikolayevich became the author of the short film “Evening Victim,” the plot of which reflects the essence of Russian life.
Shot from the film by Alexander Sokurov "Sorrowful Insensibility"
In the USSR, the May Day demonstration of workers (when large crowds of people gathered with slogans, portraits of Lenin and other statesmen) was an integral part of the Soviet tradition. But the holiday of the last month of spring at Sokurov is shown as a sad event: a tired gathering of participants in the procession crumbles at the click of a button, without a director’s command. Thus, in the minds of the audience there is a dissonance between the official genre and the creation of Sokurov.
Alexander Sokurov on the set
It is not surprising that the works of Alexander Nikolaevich were criticized, since his work was radically different from the preferences of the State Committee and state bodies: until the end of the 1980s, not a single work of the master was admitted to the auditorium.
For this reason, Tarkovsky organized a trip abroad to his friend, but Sokurov refused Hollywood expanses, because, despite oppression by the authorities, Alexander Nikolaevich remained a patriot who honors the Russian language, his nationality and loves the spiritual treasure of the Hermitage. In the late 1980s, the situation changed: films that were not awarded for distribution were shown to a wide audience and represented Russia at various festivals.
Frame from the film by Alexander Sokurov "Russian Ark"
In 1994, Alexander Nikolaevich sued the existential drama "Quiet Pages", where Alexander Cherednik and Sergey Barkovsky played. This summer is a kind of interpretation of the works of Russian prose writers of the 19th century. The plot was based on Dostoevsky’s drama Crime and Punishment. The director tried to repeat the atmosphere, which is saturated with the book of Fyodor Mikhailovich.
Alexander Sokurov with the Golden Lion Award
The new century begins for the talented master with a documentary about the life and work of the Japanese writer Toshio Shimao. It is worth saying that this picture was shot by order of the television channel of the country of the rising sun. In the same 2000, the drama "Taurus" was published, telling about the historical personality and famous politics, which against the backdrop of the disease becomes a mere mortal man. Despite the social status and an enviable position under the rays of a red star, the Soviet leader becomes forgotten and abandoned by people.
Shot from the film by Alexander Sokurov "Faust"
In 2009, Alexander Nikolayevich delights fans of his work with the documentary “Reading the Siege Book”, in which Oleg Basilashvili, Olga Antonova and Ivan Krasko participated. Further, Sokurov, inspired by Goethe's work, removes the fantasy drama “Faust”, where the main character is the one whose part of the power always wants evil and always does good. This painting from the manuscript of the great German writer was awarded the prestigious Nika Prize in 2013.
Alexander Sokurov. Temptation // Director Kirill Serebrennikov
Pozner 12/22/2008 - Alexander Sokurov
Alexander Sokurov on suicide, shelf life and censorship
Becoming a way
At the television studio of a responsible and disciplined Alexander, Yuri Bespalov, the head of the Telefilm association, noted. Soon Sokurov became his assistant, and then he was entrusted with independently making small films. The first film work was the documentary “The Most Earthly Concerns” about life in the countryside. Then the film “The Car Gains Reliability” appeared, in a professional format, with editing and voice acting.
Still from Sokurov’s film “The Car Gains Reliability”
In 1974, Alexander Sokurov graduated from the University, and in 1975 - entered the VGIK. His mentor was A. Zguridi. His workshop was the only one where the work of students was not strictly regulated. According to the director himself, he got into VGIK accidentally, due to a commission error.
Parents were skeptical about the director's future of his son, despite the fact that by that time he had created a lot of serious work, among them - “Summer of Maria Voinova”, “Call Signs R1NN”, “The Last Days of Rainy Summer”. The talented student studied well, for which he was awarded a personal scholarship of S. Eisenstein. But the talented works of the master were not accepted by the leadership of VGIK, as they did not meet the requirements of Soviet ideology, and their author secured a reputation as a rebel.
It got to the point that Sokurov was decided to expel. Due to the conflict with the leadership, Sokurov's first artwork, “The Lonely Voice of a Man,” could be destroyed. But the director, along with his friend, Yuri Arabov, stole the film reel and showed the tape to Andrei Tarkovsky. Thanks to his intercession, Alexander Sokurov graduated from the institute, although with an external degree, and was assigned to Leningrad at the Lenfilm film studio.
In April 2000, he signed a letter in support of the policy of the recently elected President of Russia Vladimir Putin in Chechnya.
In March 2014, Sokurov issued a statement in which he indicated that the use of military force against the Ukrainians would have irreversible consequences for Russia itself. He also called on Russians to respect the desire of Ukrainians to live as a separate state:
We are not one people with Ukrainians, we are different. We have internally different cultures. No wonder the Ukrainians always wanted to live as a separate state. Yes, we are close, we have a lot of similarities, but this does not mean that we are one people. It's not like that at all. We are different and we need to respect and appreciate this difference.
In the 2016 parliamentary elections, he headed the St. Petersburg list of the Yabloko party (while remaining non-partisan).
In February 2017, Alexander Sokurov said that Russian political commentators, as well as employees of Russian television and radio broadcasting, would sooner or later appear before the Hague Tribunal, since they “are provocateurs who are scattered with matches in a fire.”
I hope that someday these political observers will appear before the Hague Tribunal as provocateurs who inflicted enormous damage on the humanitarian space of Russia and the entire Russian people. These radio and television heralds are engaged in throwing matches during a fire. In the place of power, I would pay special attention to these people, creating the prerequisites for international conflicts. They must be punished. These are just criminals who work on both state and private channels. Both there and there is no responsibility for such behavior.
On March 29, 2017, receiving the “Nika” award in the nomination “For Honor and Dignity”, a speech was made, part of which was dedicated to schoolchildren and students who went to the protests on March 26. Sokurov spoke about the need for the authorities to conduct a dialogue with young people and the inadmissibility of a “civil war” with them, and also advocated the release of the Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov, convicted on terrorism.
You can not start a civil war among schoolchildren and students.
The first Leningrad film of the director was the requiem tape “Dmitry Shostakovich. Viola Sonata. " Then there was Patience. Labor ”and“ Sorrowless Feeling ”. Sokurov’s work on Lenfilm caused a negative reaction from the party leadership and Goskino. None of the films made at this time reached the viewer. More than once, friend and mentor Andrei Tarkovsky invited Sokurov to leave and work abroad, but the director was not ready to speak another language and part with the beloved Hermitage.
The film "The Lonely Voice of Man"
Only with the beginning of perestroika, in the 80s, previously shot paintings were released. Talented and dramatic films represented Russian cinema at foreign film festivals. In 1987, in Locarno, he received the film “The Lonely Voice of a Man” in Bronze Leopard, and two years later the painting “Sorrowful Insensibility” was awarded the highest award in Berlin.
In the years 80-90, the director works in full force, sometimes takes 2-3 pictures a year. These are art and documentary tapes. He combines directing activities with public and teaching: he works in youth programs on the radio, deals with a group of talented students. In 1998-1999, a series of programs about contemporary cinema Sokurov Island was released on Petersburg television.
Transmission "Sokurov Island"
The world recognition of the talent of the master was once again confirmed in 1995, when his name was added to the list of the hundred best directors in the world. Since then, his films in many countries are better known than at home, in Russia. This is evidenced by numerous awards: the FIPRESCI Prize, the Vatican Prize, the Order of the Rising Sun from the Japanese imperial family.
Alexander Sokurov also gained recognition in his homeland: his films were repeatedly awarded the Nick Prize, the master himself in 1997 received the title of Honored Artist, in 2004 - the People’s Artist of Russia,
Family and personal life
The director responds warmly about his native family, characterizes her as good, but ordinary. After many years of living in military garrisons, his parents settled in the Stavropol Territory, leaving Turkmenistan at the time of the mass exodus of Russians from the former fraternal republics. With relatives, the master is seen infrequently, because of the heavy workload. When asked whether the autobiographical plots of the films "Mother and Son", "Father and Son", Sokurov answered in the negative. “Everything that I do, I invent,” he says in the film about himself.
Alexander Sokurov and Ekaterina Mtsituridze
In the biography of the master of cinema there are no high-profile novels, scandals, the date of marriage and divorce. There are a lot of rumors about the personal life of Alexander Sokurov. Journalists of the yellow press attribute to him relations either with the wives of other directors or with secular ladies. The master himself explains the absence of a wife and children by a complete immersion in creativity. The inner world of the master is closed even to friends. He does not like to give interviews about his personal life, explaining this by the fact that everything is said in his films.
Alexander Sokurov is a man with an active civic position. Remaining non-partisan, he does not avoid acute political situations, whether it be a conflict in Chechnya, in eastern Ukraine, parliamentary elections or protests. During the campaign in support of Oleg Sentsov, the director spoke with a group of filmmakers addressing Vladimir Putin.
Currently, the master lives in St. Petersburg, where he leads the Sokurov group, which is involved in protecting the cultural heritage of old St. Petersburg from destruction. He is the author of the books “In the Center of the Ocean”, “Dialogues with Sokurov”. Despite the fact that the director considers himself to be up-to-date and lacking authority among young people, he managed to bring students to directors' courses in the Caucasus. The plans to create a Scandinavian-Baltic school.
Public figure Alexander Sokurov
The filmography of Alexander Sokurov includes more than 50 feature and documentary films. Among the most famous are “Russian Ark”, “Intonation”, “Alexandra”, “Faust”, “Elegy from Russia”. In 2015, the film "Francophonie" was created, created by the masters of France, Germany and the Netherlands, recognized as the best European film. There are theater projects. An attempt to stage Boris Godunov at the Bolshoi Theater was filmed due to the complexity of the parties, and the performance dedicated to Brodsky’s work turned out to be successful. Now the director is under 70, he is full of creative ideas, takes part in many Russian and foreign film festivals.
All his life, the cinema genius prefers to be shockingly unpredictable, preserves the unity of his individual style. His cinema is recognizable, there is some protractedness in it, the understatement of the shooting methods is sophisticated and original. His characters are professional actors and random people, and in films documentary is combined with artistic images.
- 1974 - The Most Earthly Concerns
- 1975 - Summer of Maria Voinova
- 1975 - Call Signs
- 1978 - Last day of a rainy summer
- 1978 - 1987 - Lonely voice of a man
- 1978-1988 - Maria
- 1979 - Sonata for Hitler
- 1980 - Demoted
- 1981 - Alto Sonata. Dmitry Shostakovich
- 1983 - 1987 - Sorrowful insensibility
- 1984 - Evening Victim
- 1985 - Patience Labor
- 1986 - Elegy
- 1986 - Empire
- 1988 - Eclipse Days
- 1987 - And nothing more
- 1989 - Save and Save
- 1990 - Circle Two
- 1990 - Petersburg Elegy
- 1990 - Soviet Elegy
- 1990 - To the events in Transcaucasia 1991 - Simple Elegy
- 1991 - Example of intonation
- 1992 - Elegy from Russia
- 1992 - Stone
- 1994 - Quiet Pages
- 1995 - Soldier's Dream
- 1995 - Spiritual Voices
- 1996 - Eastern Elegy
- 1996 - Robert. Happy life
- 1997 - Humble Life
- 1997 - Mother and Son
- 1997 - Petersburg diary. Opening of the monument to Dostoevsky
- 1998 - Petersburg diary. Kozintsev's apartment
- 1998 - Conscription
- 1998 - Node. Conversations with Solzhenitsyn
- 1999 - dolce ... (gently)
- 1999 - Moloch
- 2001 - Taurus
- 999 - dolce ... (gently)
- 2001 - Elegy of the road
- 2002 - Russian Ark
- 2003 - Father and son
- 2004 - Petersburg diary. Mozart. Requiem
- 2005 - The Sun
- 2006 - Elegy of Life: Rostropovich, Vishnevskaya
- 2007 - Alexandra
- 2009 - Intonation
- 2009 - Reading a blockade book
- 2011 - Faust
- 2011 - We need happiness
- 2015 - Francophonie
- 2018 - Lightning hits a tall tree