08 December 2005. Athenes (Greece).

The director Alexander Sokurov attended the Greek premiere of film “The Sun” in the cinema Titania, which is opened after the restoration. Sokurov's films will be systematically demonstrated in this cinema. The firm New Star has put out on DVD and VHS 5 films of Sokurov: “The Sun”, “Russian Ark”, “Father and Sun”, “Mother and Sun”, “Moloch”. The number of journal “Cinephile” devoted to film The Sun is released.

DVD which is put out in Greece.
19 November 2005. Urbino (Italy).

Ducal Palace, a chamber for receptions of the Winter garden. Sokurov was handed the prize “il sogno di Piero” instituted by the Academy of fine arts in Urbino.
18 November 2005. Turin (Italy).

Sokurov attends the premiere of his film “The Sun” at the IFF in Turin. The beginning of hire of film The “Sun” in Italy: Milan, Genoa, Rome, Palermo.
22 October 2005. Alma–Ata (Kazakhstan).

The International Film Festival. Film “The Sun” has received the prize for the best direction. The performer of the Emperor Issey Ogata has recieved the prize for the best man's role.
11 October 2005. St. Petersburg.

Hermitage Theatre. International Award for Development and Consolidation of Humanitarian Relations in Countries of the Baltic Region the “Baltic Star” was presented to Alexander Sokurov. The Award is yearly conferred to workers of culture and art, representatives of official and business circles, political and public workers residng or working in countries of the Baltic Region.
01 October 2005. St. Petersburg.

A Concert–Fantasy “The North Gardens” by National Artist of Russia Alexander Sokurov took place in the Big hall of Philharmonic Society named for Dmitry Shostakovich.

In the program there are works of Rahmaninov, Tchaikovsky, Glinka, Solovjev–Sedoj, Molchanov, Strauss. Participants: Soloists of “St. Petersburg–Concert”, a double–duet “Ma.Gr.Ig.Al.”, the chamber chorus “Rossika” — Laureate of International Competitions, a youth chamber orchestra “Vasiljevsky Island”, the Honoured Artist of Russia Leonid Mozgovoj, the musical theatre of children “Rainbow”.

“The performers of different genres (vocalists, instrumentalists, chamber ensembles, the well–known film actor and master of artistic word Leonid Mozgovoj) are included in the original director’s composition of Alexander Sokurov. It is a new view on the performer forms and on the performer tradition altogether, a new deep and stage reading of Russian lyric poetry and music”. (from press release)

18 July 2005. Erevan (Armenia).

The closing of the International Festival “Gold Apricot”. The film of Alexander Sokurov “The Sun” got the Gran–prix of the Festival.
03 July 2005. Barcelona (Spain).

Museum of Contemporary Art. Closing ceremony. Sokurov closes the retrospective of his films on the First International Conference of Contemporary European Cinema. The following films are shown: “Mother and Son” and “Father and Son”.
02 July 2005. Barcelona (Spain).

Museum of Contemporary Art. Sokurov opens the retrospective of his films on the First International Conference of Contemporary European Cinema. The following films are shown: “Moscow Elegy”, “The Diary of St. Petersburg — Inauguration of a monument to Dostoevsky”, “The St. Petersburg Diary — Kosintsev's Flat”, “The St. Petersburg Diary — Mozart. Requiem”.

Sokurov on the conference in Barcelona.
19 June 2005. Vienna (Austria).

The Concert Hall “Musik Verein”. The first rendition of the concert for violoncello with the orchestra of Krzysztof Penderecki by Viennese Philharmonic orchestra. The soloist Mstislav Rostropovich. The conductor Seiji Ozawa. Sokurov and his group make shootings of the concert.
17 June 2005. Vienna (Austria).

The Concert Hall “Musik Verein”. Sokurov shoots the rehearsals of Mstislav Rostropovich and Viennese Philharmonic orchestra.
01 May 2005. St. Petersburg.

The Small Hall of Philharmonic. The concert rendition of the performance “Mozart. Requiem” with the participation of Leonid Mozgovoj and the chorus.

During the rehearslas.
01 March 2005. St. Petersburg.

Sokurov starts shooting the documentary about the violoncellist and conductor Mstislav Rostropovich. The shootings will take place in Moscow, St.Petersburg and Vienna.
18 February 2005. Berlin (Germany).

The screening of “The Sun” on Berlin International Festival. After screening there was a press–conference of the shooting group.

Sokurov on the press–conference.

Sokurov with actors on Berlinale.
17 February 2005. St. Petersburg.

The distribution of the film “The Sun” starts in Russia (Moscow: movie theatres “Rolan” and “Five stars”, St. Petersburg: “Cinema house”).
10 February 2005. Berlin (Germany).

The world premiere of the film “The Sun” will take place on 17th of February in the context of Berlin International Festival programme.
12 January 2005. Berlin (Germany).

The film “The Sun” was invited for the participation in the competition programme of the International Berlin festival.
03 January 2005. St. Petersburg.

Lenfilm studio. Motion–picture rerecording.
02 January 2005. St. Petersburg.

Lenfilm studio. Post–production period of the film “The Sun”.

Coding of the film “The Sun”.