RUSSIAN ARK 99 mins

3624 RUSSIAN ARK

Screening Sun 9 Aug at:

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Sunday, 9 August
1:30PM 

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Sunday, 9 August
1:30PM 

Filmed at St Petersburg's Hermitage, Alexander Sokurov's spellbinding masterpiece Russian Ark is a multi-award winning film consisting of one unbroken camera shot. Opening to critical acclaim upon its 2003 Australian release, Russian Ark returns to the big screen in pristine, digitally remastered high definition.

In the dreamlike journey, an unseen modern filmmaker (voiced by  Sokurov) is joined by a somewhat scornful French diplomat, the Marquis de Custine (Sergey Dreiden). As Sokurov's camera glides through 33 rooms of the Hermitage, moving in and out of cathedral galleries, opulent ballrooms and shadowy corridors and workrooms, three centuries of Russian history and European art are compressed into one single 96 minute shot.

An extraordinary film, one that, like the museum itself, captures and shows three centuries of Russian culture and history in all its beauty, confusion, terror and majesty.

(Russian and other languages, English subtitles)

“One of the most astonishing films ever made.” Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times.

“Has to be seen to be believed. A glorious experience.” Village Voice.

At the Windsor Cinema only, we'll further be evoking the good old days with ALESSANDRO PITTORINO on the organ performing live before the film from 1pm. 

5stars
“Totally exhilarating and surprisingly moving.”
Margaret Pomeranz, The SBS Movie Show