In one continuous and fluid shot, Russian Ark follows an unnamed narrator through the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg.
On his journey through the museum’s many rooms, the ghostlike narrator encounters various real and fictional people from multiple periods in the city's 300-year history.
The film was a significant technical achievement in 2002 and still impresses and mesmerises today.
‘Russian Ark is an astounding technical feat that must be seen to be believed’ - FilmInk
Presented on a 35mm film print from the NFSA collection.
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