Russian Ark

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov Run Time: 99 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2002 Language: Russian

Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov broke boundaries with this dreamlike vision of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg – and it was an unexpected hit at The Brattle when we premiered it in 2003. RUSSIAN ARK is the first feature-length narrative film shot in a single take. The film is presented from the point-of-view of an unseen narrator, as he explores the museum and mysteriously travels through Russian history. RUSSIAN ARK is not only a groundbreaking technical achievement but also a phantasmagoric cinematic treasure that takes full advantage of cinema’s close relationship with dreams.

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