Russian Ark is a unique journey through time and Russian history. Filmed entirely in the Hermitage museum, Sokurov’s breathtaking film recreates 300 years of culture, narrated by the filmmaker and Marquis de Custine, his on-screen time traveller accomplice. Featuring more than 2,000 actors, the entire film was shot in a single day in one unedited single take unfolding in real time.
Screenings took place at the Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens on Sat 15 November and at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle on Sat 8 November, Mon 10 November - Thu 13 November.
Sat 8 – Thu 13 November 2003
10 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle NE1 6QG