Russian Ark

Cinema Abroad
Clyde Coffee and The Roxy Theater are thrilled to present Cinema Abroad, a series of classic and contemporary foreign films. 

Told in one fluid shot, a tale, which floats like a dreamlike journey through the spaces of the majestic Hermitage in St. Petersburg, engaging real and imagined characters from Russian and European history. The nameless protagonist, a 19th-century French diplomat, guides the audience through a lost,
 sumptuous dream--meant to be considered and experienced as the Enlightenment period. The film-staged among some of the masterpieces of the Western Art tradition--climaxes in a pageant of color, motion, and music. For Sokurov, the Hermitage--home to generations of Romonovs and repository of so much Russian history--is the ark of the Russian soul, guarding it affectionately until the world sees better days.

Russian Ark

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Film Info

Aleksandr Sokurov, 2002, Russia, 99 minutes

Genre: Drama/Fantasy/History
Cast Members: Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova
Original Language: Russian
Subtitles: Subtitled