Taurus (film)

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Taurus (film).jpg
Film poster
Directed byAlexander Sokurov
Produced byVladimir Persov
Written byYuri Arabov
StarringLeonid Mozgovoy
Music byAndrey Sigle
Sergei Rachmaninov
CinematographyAlexander Sokurov
Edited byLeda Semyonova
Release date
  • 16 May 2001 (2001-05-16)
Running time
104 minutes

Taurus (Russian: Телец, romanizedTelets) is a 2001 Russian biographical drama film directed by Alexander Sokurov, portraying Vladimir Lenin. It was entered into the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.[1]


The second film of the director-conceived cinema theater about the decline of power, started by the film Moloch. In the face of illness, the historical personality turns out to be simply a man powerless to change anything not only in the fate of a country that is not yet under his control, but also in the fate of his doomed awkward family, and in the fate of his decaying personality.



At the 2001 Russian Guild of Film Critics Awards the film was awarded the prizes for Best Film, Best Director (Alexander Sokurov), Best Female Actor (Mariya Kuznetsova), Best Male Actor (Leonid Mozgovoy), Best Screenplay (Yuri Arabov), Best Director of Photography (Alexander Sokurov, Aleksei Rodionov) and Best Art Direction (Natalia Kochergina).[2]


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Taurus". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 18 October 2009.
  2. ^ "2001". Russian Guild of Film Critics.

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