Father and Son (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Father and Son (2004)



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A father and son live together in a rooftop apartment. They have lived alone for years in their own private world, full of memories and daily rituals. Sometimes they seem like brothers; at other times, even like lovers. Following in his father's footsteps, Alexei attends military school. He likes sports, tends to be irresponsible and has problems with his girlfriend. She is jealous of Alexei's close relationship with his father. Despite knowing that all sons must one day live their own lives, Alexei is conflicted. Never has a love between a father and a son been so strong.


Andrej Shetinin
as Alexei's Father
Alexander Rasbash
as The Neighbor
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Critic Reviews for Father and Son

All Critics (41) | Top Critics (16)

Although Father and Son is never as deep or wrenching as Mother and Son, the careful casting and Sokurov's unique visual style continue to make this a series worth following.

August 20, 2004 | Rating: 3/4

Here was my question for most of this movie: Wha-? I was clueless. Did not understand.

August 13, 2004 | Full Review…

The film may be maddeningly obtuse, but its images are dazzling.

August 13, 2004 | Full Review…

The best way to watch Father and Son is to let it wash over you and not be overly concerned with prosaic matters like plot.

July 30, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Poised and teasing in a way that might incite less patient viewers to madness. But you don't come to Sokurov for his narrative agility, you come for his rhapsodic longueurs.

July 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The opacity of the characters and situations prevents the film from having any true emotional impact.

July 7, 2004

Audience Reviews for Father and Son

Huh. An interesting product from Sokurov. I'm actually beginning to wonder if I have seen any Russian films other than from Sokurov. Here we have a very interesting relationship between a father and son that seems to border on relationship territory. Throw in a girlfriend and things are really weird..particularly in those long looks.

John Ballantine
John Ballantine

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