The Stone / Kamen / Камень (1992) DVD9
Stone is set inside the isolated Chekhov Museum, where a young guard and an old man who may or may not be the ghost of the famed writer pass the night in obscure conversation.

Stone is virtually plotless; its journey is a metaphysical one, fading back through the blurred lines of time. Its few events are, in their entirety: The young man's meeting of this ghost; the dawning of awareness of their situation; their opaquely significance-laden, silence-riven verbal interactions; and their funereal stroll to survey the desolate village and its surroundings...

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:18:30 | 5.93 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Russian
Subtitles: English
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Cast: Pyotr Aleksandrov, Leonid Mozgovoy
Country: Russia

-- Audio Commentary by Film Critic and Curator James Quandt
-- "The House that Chekhov Built" (30 minutes): A BBC audio program about the Chekhov's home in Yalta, where Stone was shot. This essentially plays as an audio track over the film.
-- Diary of St. Petersburg: Kozintsev's Flat (1998, 48 minutes): Sokurov's homage to filmmaker Grigori Mikhaylovich Kozintsev, known for his adaptations of King Lear and Don Quixote. In Russian w/ English subtitles.
-- Sonata for Hitler (1979-1989, 10 minutes), a short film by Alexander Sokurov: Completed in 1979 but banned until '89, this short is spliced together from archival WWII-era footage of Hitler's speeches.

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