Faust by Alexander Sokurov (Russia, 2011, 134 min.). Employing elaborate camera movements, a dense sound design, and spectacular locations, Faust conjures up a unique and phantasmagoric vision of this legendary tale. Heinrich Faust is a man in search of Enlightenment ideals, but he becomes obsessed with the lovely Magarethe and eventually sells his soul to the Devil so that he may possess her. “An eccentric interpretation … mesmerizing, at times predictably if divertingly bewildering and beautiful, with images that burn into your memory” (The New York Times). In German with English subtitles.
Co-presented by the Ballets Russes Cultural Partnership.