UW Cinematheque: Special Presentations
Russian Ark | Russia | 2002 | DCP | 96 min. | Russian with English subtitles Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Friday, November 17, 2017
4070 Vilas Hall
Cast: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova, Leonid Mozgovoy Sokurov’s internationally celebrated tour-de-force employs an immersive point-of-view camera that takes us into the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. Sokurov allows the viewer to magically travel through time and witness Catherine the Great, Czar Nicholas, and the Great Royal Ball of 1913. In a dazzling achievement, the camera travels across the Museum in a single, uninterrupted shot.