Days of Eclipse (subtitles)
"Days of Eclipse" filmed in a psychedelic manner close to stream of consciousness, any distinct plot in the film is absent. Action set in Middle Asia - Krasnovodsk, Turkmenia.

Children doctor Dmitri Malyanov, geologist Vecherovskiy and war service engineer Snegovoy are colliding every day with a numerous people and their destinies, with an odd to them eastern reality. In a half-documentary manner, where black-and-white frames are mixed with color, Sokurov pictured the life of wretched town in Turkmenia, sick children, psychiatrical clinic and the Desert with a mixed sound in the background - radio retranslatons, symphony music and multilingual voices.

Long monologues of the characters; boy-angel, who asks non-childish questions and, finally, in the end of the film, the Ascension of the Malyanov's guardian angel.

Director Alexander Sokurov has made some well-known films after this ("Russian Ark", for instance, or some of his documentaries) but this is one of his first movies.

Based on a well regarded science fiction story "One Billion Years Before the End of the World" by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky.

The film was included in 100 Best Movies Of the XX Century list by European Film Academy.
Won OCIC Award - Honorable Mention on Berlin International Film Festival, Special Prize of the Jury on European Film Awards, Nika Awards for Best Sound.

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