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Price $9 MFA members, seniors, and students $11 Nonmembers
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Category Film


Wednesday, Jan 15 7:30p
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA

Director Alexander Sokurov’s latest film, “Faust,” is a retelling of Goethe’s age-old story of a man who sells his soul to the devil. The 2011 Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion winner is the final work in Sokurov’s series of films about the nature of power. Although Faust is fictional, Sokurov explains what he shares with Hitler, Lenin, and Emperor Hirohito, subjects of the other movies in his tetralogy: “A love of words that are easy to believe and a pathological unhappiness in everyday… Show more

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Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 267-9300
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(no rating) January 7, 2014 - Boston.com - Peter Keough, Globe Correspondent

Alexander Sokurov establishes the Grand Guignol tone of his “Faust” from the very start – with an extreme close-up of a corpse’s penis.

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