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Sokurov, Alexander Nikolayevich

Film director.
    Born June 14, 1951 near Irkutsk into the family of a serviceman.
    Graduated from the Historical Faculty of the Gorky State University. Trained under Zguridi A.M. graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography.
    Worked for television in Gorky.
    Having graduated from the University of Cinematography worked at the film studio "Lenfilm".
    Director of such films as " Lonely Voice", "Eclipse Days", "Sonata for Hitler", "The Second Circle", "Elegy", "Moscow Elegy", "Soviet Elegy", "Russian Elegy" and others.
    Heads the Experimental "Young film avant-garde of the St.-Petersburg" School.
    Winner of the State Russian Prize (1966).

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