Mother and Son 1997

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Mother and Son ★★ Mat i Syn; Mutter und Sohn 1997

Slow-paced, dreamlike story about a dedicated son's (Ananishnov) caring for his dying mother (Geyer) in their old house in the country. She wishes to go outside—he carries her along a path in the woods and they recall his childhood. She eventually goes back to her bed where they discuss death and she falls asleep, never to waken. Russian with subtitles. 73m/C VHS, DVD . RU GE Gudrun Geyer, Alexi Ananishnov; D: Alexander Sokurov; W: Yuri Arabov; C: Aleksei Federov; M: Otmar Nussio.