Otets i syn is a Russian drama film directed by Alexander Sokurov. The film was entered into feature film competition at the Cannes Film Festival. A father Father and his son Aleksei share a roof-top apartment in an unidentified seaside city. The Father is a former combat helicopter pilot, and Aleksei attends military school where he is studying to become a sports trainer.
The young orphan soon married a local cobbler named Besarion Jughashvili. Some believe the year of their marriage was intentionally altered by Soviet propaganda to make the bride appear older than she really was, as some sources suggest she was only 16 at the time. Soon after the marriage, a tragedy overshadowed the life of the young family. The couple lost their first child two months after its birth in and their second child also died only a year later.
Russian Mom Hears Daughter's Final Agony As She Is Eaten Alive By Bears
This vintage photograph features a mother and her son. The pair are dressed for winter. This image exudes a lot of emotion. It is easy to sense the bond between the boy and his mother.
Watch the video. See the full gallery. A slow and poignant story of love and patience told via a dying mother nursed by her devoted son. The simple narrative is a thread woven among the deeply spiritual images of the countryside and cottage. After opening with a distorted tableau, Sokurov moves slowly into images of stones, grass; he's a naturalist who's addicted to nature; a humanist who's dedicated to the intimate.