Keswick Film Club - Russian Ark

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Sunday 9th November 5:30 PM

Russian Ark (Russkij kovcheg)

Director: Alexander Sokurov Country: Russia/Germany
Cert: 12A Year: 2002 Length: 99 mins Language: Russian

Audience Reaction

Score: 62.5% Attendance: 106


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


Sokurov was allowed to film for a mere 4 hours in the Hermitage Museum and this remarkable film was shot in one continuous take. This is a quite astonishing feat as the film is far removed from a mere tour guide. As we move through the Hermitage we come across scenes from Russian history over the last 200 years. The choreography required from the hundreds of extras is mind-boggling. The camera wanders through the gallery, swishes us through the crowds, transports us up staircases into rooms full of people and takes us onto the dance floor for the Grande finale. A beautiful, original and unique film that is a glorious experience.

Winner Toronto International Film Festival Visions Award 2002


open_quote The film is a glorious experience to witness close_quote Roger Ebert

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