Competition: Win ‘The Alexander Sokurov Collection’ *closed*

To celebrate the release of UK arthouse distributor Artificial Eye’s long-awaited Alexander Sokurov Collection on DVD this Monday (22 October), which features three of the Russian director’s most cherished features – Save and Protect (1990), Second Circle (1990) and Elegy of Life (2006) – we’ve kindly been given THREE DVD copies of the collection to give away to our world cinema-loving fans. This is an exclusive competition for our Facebook and Twitter fans, so if you haven’t already, ‘Like’ us at or follow us @CineVue before answering the question below.

Widely regarded as one of the most important contemporary directors in Russian and world cinema, Alexander Sokurov’s decade-spanning career has seen him lauded with festival prizes and hailed as a visionary maestro of the highest order. Considered as Andrei Tarkovsky’s heir apparent, he is recognised for such groundbreaking films as Russian Ark (2002) and Faust (2011), which last year won the Venice Film Festival’s prestigious Golden Lion award. This brand new box set contains three of his most thrilling and audacious works, including Save and Protect and Elegy of Life, available here for the first time on DVD.

To be in with a chance of winning one of THREE DVD copies of Artificial Eye’s The Alexander Sokurov Collection, just answer the following simple question:

Sokurov’s Russian Ark is famous for being made of one continuous 96-minute long take – but which institute is it set within? 

a) The Natural History Museum

b) Noah’s Ark
c) Russian State Hermitage Museum

To enter, simply fill out the contact form below with your name, email address, subject (‘Sokurov’), answer and postal address in the comment box provided.*

*Please note that this is a special competition which only our Facebook and Twitter fans will be eligible to win. If you are not on our Facebook ‘Like’ list, then you can easily join us by following this link: and/or follow us on Twitter @CineVue.

The Alexander Sokurov Collection is available to own on DVD from Monday 22 October, 2012, courtesy of Artificial Eye.

The competition closes at 6pm on Thursday 25 October, 2012.

• The competition is open to UK readers only.
• Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.
• CineVue does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries due to the internet or email problems.
• CineVue reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
• Prizes unclaimed after 28 days will be deemed to have been forfeited.