Aleksandr Sokurov

Aleksandr Sokurov

director, writer, actor

Aleksandr Sokurov was born on Jun 14, 1951 in USSR [now Russia]. Aleksandr Sokurov's big-screen debut came with Altovaya sonata. Dmitriy Shostakovich directed by Semyon Aranovich in 1981. Aleksandr Sokurov is known for Solntse directed by Aleksandr Sokurov, Issei Ogata stars as Emperor Shouwa-Tennou Hirohito and Robert Dawson as General Douglas MacArthur. Aleksandr Sokurov has got 52 awards and 49 nominations so far. The most recent award Aleksandr Sokurov achieved is Festival del Cinema Europeo. The upcoming new movie Aleksandr Sokurov plays is Francofonia which will be released on Nov 11, 2015.

He was born with a disability because of an anatomic defect of his leg, in 1951 in Podorvikha village in Siberian Russia. His father was a Red Army veteran of WW2. One of most important contemporary filmmakers, Sokurov worked extensively in television and later graduated from the prestigious film school, VGIK, in 1979. His films often created tensions with the Soviet authorities but he received great support from such outstanding film masters as Andrei Tarkovsky. Particularly, after the collapse of the regime, Sokurov's films started earning him numerous awards around the world. While most known for his feature films, Sokurov has directed over 20 interesting documentaries. His 2002 sensational "Russian Ark" is a historic achievement that will be watched and talked about by many generations.Sokurov has collected a number of awards at Berlin, Cannes, Moscow, Toronto, Locarno and European Film Awards. He lives and works in Russia.

  • Birthday

    Jun 14, 1951
  • Place of Birth

    Podorvikha, Irkutskaya oblast, RSFSR, USSR [now Russia]
  • Also known

    Alexander Sokurov, Александр Сокуров, 알렉산드르 소쿠로프

Known For


52 wins & 49 nominations

Festival del Cinema Europeo
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Winner - Golden Olive Tree for Career Achievement
European Film Awards
Winner - Lifetime Achievement Award
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