Russian Ark
by Alexander Sokurov, Russia, Germany 2002, 96'
SCREENPLAY: Aleksandr Sokurov, Anatoli Nikiforov, Boris Khaimsky, Svetlana Proskurina   MUSIC: Sergei Yevtushenko
PHOTOGRAPHY: Tilman Büttner   PRODUCER: Andrey Deryabin, Jens Meurer, Karsten Stöter
EDITING: Stefan Ciupek, Sergej Ivanov, Betina Kuntzsch   LANGUAGE: Russian

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film
 The TV camera takes the spectator on a journey through time and the artworks collected in the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg. The guide is an 18th century French diplomat. An extraordinary production (a cast of 4.500 actors and crowd-scene players, 3 orchestras, 22 assistant directors, 50 electricians), the film consists of a single tracking digital shot. Through the Palace’s salons, halls and chambers, the visitors encounter the people who once lived there, Peter the Great, Catherine II, Nicholas II, last of the Romanovs, and the tourists of our time.

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