Film screening. Mother and Son


From 30 August 2020




Garage Screen summer cinema
Film screening. Mother and SonFilm screening. Mother and Son


An elderly woman and her grown-up son live in a house in the country. The son is taking care of his dying mother and knows he will soon be left on his own. In this elegy, Aleksandr Sokurov mixes cinema with painting, poetry, and mystery. The picture will be screened on 35mm film.

An elderly dying mother and her adult son live in an old house as if they were the last people left on Earth. Only letters, memories, and the mother’s stories are there to remind them of the past. Their days of quiet and care for each other pass slowly, one like another, as if time had already merged with eternity.

Mother and Son is one of Aleksandr Sokurov’s spiritual and artistic masterpieces—a work that is a poem as much as it is a painting. His otherworldly picture comes close to the Romantic tradition of painting (Caspar David Friedrich, in particular, comes to mind). It presents to us a mystery as unknowable and sublime as that which is contained in love and nature, mother-son relationships, and death itself.

Technical partner of the screening: Kinoperedvizhka.

Mother and Son
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Russia, Germany, 1997, 73 minutes. 12+


Standard: 350 rubles
Student: 250 rubles*


 GARAGE cardholders:  175 RUB.

Tickets for seniors, veterans, large families, under 18s, and visitors with disabilities (with one carer): 175 RUB**

We recommend that you buy tickets in advance. All ticket categories are available online.

* Students aged 18–25 on production of relevant ID
** Please show proof of eligibility at the cinema entrance