Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Writer: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Hanna Schygulla, Antoine Monot Jr., Isolda Dychauk
The film is the final part in a series of films where Alexander Sokurov explores the corrupting effects of power. The previous installments are three biographical dramas: about Adolf Hitler in Moloch from 1999, Vladimir Lenin in Taurus from 2001, and the Japanese emperor Hirohito in The Sun from 2005. ...
Faust - Venice Film Festival 2011
Golden Lion for Best Film -Venice award 2011
Filming in numerous beautiful locations throughout the Czech Republic and collaborating with a wealth of talented actors (including legendary Fassbinder muse Hannah Schygulla), Sokurov opens the door on a world filled with metaphor and visual symbolism, represented by a flow of detailed dialogue expertly painted on a canvas of characteristically elaborate camera movements. Faust takes us on a fast-paced ride into the absurdity of life itself in the company of an impossible demon who’s ready to satisfy his every wish — for a price, of course. All you have to do is forget everything you thought you knew about the Faustian legend and start fresh. Besides, what is the human soul if not the most uncharted territory of all? ...