- Details: Rus / 96 mins / (No Cert).
About as unconventional as cinema gets, the dreamy Russian Ark is pitched somewhere between theatre and a bizarrely seductive, free-flowing historical tour of the museum and ultimately, Tsarist Russia. The fact that the film was shot on a 96 minute take - meaning that there are no cuts or edits and if a mistake was made the entire movie would have to be reshot - ensures Russian Ark is one of the most audacious pieces of cinema you're likely to see this year. Technical brilliance aside, it's a hyper-real guide to the Hermitage, inviting viewers to sample the treasure trove of exhibits and enjoy the vital performances of the actors. By doing so and involving the audience to a hitherto unprecedented degree, Sokurov has fashioned a unique portrait of his country's history, as well as making a little of his own.
Review by Garreth Murphy | 09:00 | Friday 23rd May 2003 | Movie Review
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