Considered Sokurov's finest film, Russian Ark tells a three-hundred-year Russian history within the confines of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Renowned for being shot in one continuous, fluid take, the film also employed two thousand actors, thirty-three rooms in the museum, and three full orchestras.
Thursday, January 07, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater
Alexander Sokurov, 2002, 96 min., 35mm
In Russian with English subtitles.
Image: Alexander Sokurov, Russian Ark (still), 2002; courtesy Wellspring Pictures/Photofest