Unique in the history of cinema, Alexander Sokurov’s 2002 film Russian Ark presents 96 minutes of Russian history and culture filmed in one single take. Sokurov and some 2,000 actors prepared for two years before cinematographer Tillmann Büttner’s HD steadycam captured the flow of time and history and beauty in a single gliding vision shot exclusively in gorgeous galleries of the Hermitage Museum.
Free and open to the public. Introduction and post-film discussion with faculty experts: Prof. Amanda Ewington, Chair, Russian Studies; Prof. Maggie McCarthy, Chair, German Studies and Coordinator, Film and Media Studies; Prof. Shaw Smith, Art History. For a bit of background, read Scott Eposito’s review, the NYT review, and a review about the making of the film.
Chambers Hance Auditorium (CHAM-4121)
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