About inspiration and cinema: Alexander Sokurov held a master class in Tashkent
A master class held at the Alisher Navoi Cinema House as part of the XV Tashkent International Film Festival "Pearl of the Silk Road" gave participants an opportunity to meet director, screenwriter, People's Artist Alexander Sokurov.
He is known for his strong and innovative films, many of which have received awards and recognition around the world. The director has directed the films "Faust", "Father and Son", "Russian Ark", "Moloch", "Taurus" and others.
In his time, director Andrei Tarkovsky said this about Alexander Sokurov:
"He has in this movie is not actors or even amateurs, but just people from the street. At the same time, there is a strange style, a cut, some strange aspects, there are pieces that I envy without hiding, because I will never be able to shoot like that. I can say that in some other scenes I could have gone higher, but I've never done that. There's a piece of black and white, shot in rapids and... mute. It's not even one frame. It's four frames of genius. Sokurov has strange things, unexplainable, incoherent... But... genius! The hand of genius.
During the master class, Alexander Sokurov talked about his creative path, the inspiration that allows him to create author's films, and the problems he faced in creating them.
Alexander Sokurov was open for communication with the audience and easily spoke about his approach to story creation, film production techniques and the role of filmmakers in society. He can truly be called one of the greatest directors of our time. For the participants of his master class it was a good opportunity to talk to the maestro and get an idea of how his films were made.
- I think my fans are aware that I often work not only with certified actors, - noted Alexander Sokurov. - I don't care whether a person is a professional or whether he studied at VGIK. I think it is much more important for a person to be a personality. It is important that a person has his own point of view, his independent thinking. And everything else comes with the years.