Father and Son
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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.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 70%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"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."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"Visually remarkable look at a gay relationship; one of the richest inside looks at gay love and tenderness."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
"for a hit of pure cinema, you could do no better...than to spend a few moments reveling in its high"
‑ Jay Antani, Los Angeles Alternative
"The film seems to have internalized Sokurov's inspiration so far that it becomes a blur of hints and vapors."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Here was my question for most of this movie: Wha-? I was clueless. Did not understand."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"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."
‑ Wesley Morris, Boston Globe
"Alexander Sokurov's obscure new film Father and Son doesn't quite come off."
‑ Dan Callahan, ToxicUniverse.com
"This strikingly beautiful film from Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) captures relationships in an ethereal way that gets way under the skin."
‑ Rich Cline, Shadows on the Wall
"Compelling but elusive."
‑ Rex Roberts, Film Journal International
"The film may be maddeningly obtuse, but its images are dazzling."
‑ Ann Hornaday, Washington Post
"The opacity of the characters and situations prevents the film from having any true emotional impact."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"Tediously mannered look at the obsessive intimate bonds between a father and his teen-aged military son."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A beautiful but static viewing experience that utterly fails to touch the viewer."
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Father and Son is definitely a puzzle, and frankly I was about to walk out on it before it drastically improved."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
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