© 2013 Pavel Konyukhov

My reviews of some movies are available in this section. I wrote them between 2005 and 2007. All the texts are in English.

A young Russian doctor, Dmitry Malyanov, lives in a small provincial town in Turkmenistan during the Brezhnev years.  He was assigned to go there after...

The film begins with a scene in a bed – it seems to be a homoerotic scene with two naked male bodies engaged in a physical act.  But after a few minutes...

“Teletz” is about the last period of the life of Vladimir Ulyanov (Lenin) who spent his last days afflicted by a serious mental illness, after an injury...

The film is set somewhere in provincial Russia, just after the October socialist revolution of 1917 – a doleful place and a dim time, a time for soul searching.

At first sight, the story of “Mother and Son” is very simple.  The mother and her son live in their house somewhere in the middle of nowhere, outside of ...

Alexander SokurovDays of Eclipse

Alexander Sokurov.

The Lonely Voice of Man

Alexander SokurovTaurus

Alexander SokurovFather and Son

Alexander SokurovMother and Son

Other Works

The film takes place in Italy at the beginning of the 20th century.  Professor Gustav Aschenbach, an older German composer, comes to Venice to have...

The dad, Abram, wants his son to become a great violinist and play Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in a large concert hall somewhere, and afterwards...

Vladimir MashkovDad

Luchino ViscontiDeath in Venice