Russian Ark

Cinema Abroad


The Roxy Theater Screen 3 Sun, Jan 22, 2017 7:00 PM
99 min | 2002
The Roxy Theater Screen 2 Mon, Dec 30, 2019 7:00 PM
99 min | 2002
Film Info
Series:Cinema Abroad
Run Time:99 min
Release Year:2002
Sponsored By:Clyde Coffee
Original Language:Russian
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Aleksandr Sokurov
Cast Members:Sergey Dreyden, Mariya Kuznetsova


Cinema Abroad
Clyde Coffee and The Roxy Theater are thrilled to present Cinema Abroad, a series of classic and contemporary foreign films. 

Told in one fluid shot, a tale, which floats like a dreamlike journey through the spaces of the majestic Hermitage in St. Petersburg, engaging real and imagined characters from Russian and European history. The nameless protagonist, a 19th-century French diplomat, guides the audience through a lost,
 sumptuous dream--meant to be considered and experienced as the Enlightenment period. The film-staged among some of the masterpieces of the Western Art tradition--climaxes in a pageant of color, motion, and music. For Sokurov, the Hermitage--home to generations of Romonovs and repository of so much Russian history--is the ark of the Russian soul, guarding it affectionately until the world sees better days.