SAVE AND PROTECT (Aleksandr Sokurov, 1989)

Long, slow and quirky, Aleksandr Sokurov’s Spasi i sokhrani is a highly creative filming of Flaubert’s Madame Bovary. Written by Yuri Arabov, it is a thing of interiorities, images that express the deepest feelings of its characters, especially Emma Bovary, who feels strangled by her marriage and the provincial village into which it tightly fits. […]