First screened in March 2018 / Most recently screened in May 2020
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov. Cast: Elena Rufanova, Leonid Mozgovoy, Irina Sokolova, Yelena Spiridonova, Vladimir Bogdanov, Anatoliy Shvederskiy, voices of Eva Mattes, Peter Fitz, Gerd Wameling, Maud Ackermann, Udo Kroschwald, Friedrich W. Bauschulte. Screenplay: Yuriy Arabov and Marina Koreneva.

Twitter Capsule: Gnomic even by Sokurov's standards. Hard to know why you'd take this path into depicting Hitler, but evocative and original.

VOR:   Sokurov feels allergic to conventional cinematic modes, and Moloch's tactics of imagery, sound, and storytelling are all unusual. Are they fruitful?

Photo © 1999 LenFilm Studios/Zero Film GmbH

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

Cannes Film Festival: Best Screenplay

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