Faust

Faust

(2011)

Winner of the Golden Lion (Best Film) at Venice Film Festival 2011. Based on the Faust legend, this twisted German tragedy tells the tale of a man who receives knowledge from the devil in exchange for his soul.... More

"Sokurov’s Faust is not a film adaptation of Goethe’s tragedy in the usual sense, but a reading of what remains between the lines. What is the colour of a world that gives rise to colossal ideas? What does it smell like? It is stuffy in Faust’s world: earthshaking plans are born in the cramped space where he scurries about. He is a thinker, a mouthpiece for ideas, a transmitter of words, a schemer, a daydreamer." (Venice Film Festival)

This concludes director Aleksandr Sokurov’s 'Tetralogy of Power', following Molokh, Taurus and The Sun.Hide

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Don’t expect the classic Faust of old – this is a twisted, surreal, sometimes disturbing and often demented twist on the tale of the man who sold his soul. Visually arresting, powerfully acted arthouse drama from the director of Russian Ark that’s not for all tastes – but if you go with your mind open it’s a thought-provoking playground for the imagination.


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