Russian Ark

An unnamed narrator wanders through the Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg. The narrator implies that he died in some horrible accident and is a ghost drifting through the palace. In each room, he encounters various real and fictional people from various periods in the city’s 300-year history. He is accompanied by “the European”, who represents the Marquis de Custine, a 19th-century French traveler.

Director: Alexander Sokurov, 2002

Run Time: 96 minutes

Screening

Date: 4/11/2017

Location: Grace Street Theater

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