Russian Ark / Russkiy kovcheg

Russian ark

Director : Alexander Sokurov / Russia | Germany ,Canada | Finland / 99 / Russian | Persian / 2002

Invisible to everyone around him, a contemporary filmmaker magically finds himself in the Hermitage in St. Petersburg – back in the early 1700s. He meets a cynical French diplomat from the 19th Century and the men become accomplices in an extraordinary time-travelling journey through Russia’s turbulent past – ending in the present day.

Director Alexander Sokurov
Screenplay Anatoly Nikiforov, Alexander Sokurov
Producer Andrey Deryabin, Jens Meurer, Karsten Stoter
DoP Tilman Buttner
Editor Stefan Ciupek, Sergei Ivanov, Betna Kuntzsch, Patrick Wilfert
Music Sergei Yevtushenko
Cast Sergei Dontsov, Maria Kuznetsova, Marksim Sergeyev

Toronto IFF, Cannes Film Festival, Chicago IFF