Impressionante cosa un'ottima organizzazione ed una camera mobile possano realizzare. La macchina da presa danza con sicurezza tra le sfarzose sale del museo russo, incorniciando scene esteticamente meravigliose, mentre non trovo le parole per descrivere adeguatamente l'impresa titanica compiuta dal regista, dal direttore della fotografia e dello scenografo. Un'altra vittoria sul bollettino del grande cinema russo.
It's delicious. Sometimes I'm not in the mood for delicious things, as I was not in the mood for placid meditations on national history through the prism of aesthetic ideology. Oh well I rest assured that Francofonia is a bit more jagged, can't wait to visit this when untimely meditations are my thing again.
'Everyone can see the future, no one remembers the past.' 'Russian Ark' is a sweeping spectacle, moving through he halls of the Winter Palace across three centuries. The movement of the film itself is stunning, had it been a silent observation of the palace and its guests through the ages, my experience would have been much more profound. Unfortunately, I found the presence of our tour guides unforgivably abrasive.
How to approach a film so specifically about the weight of history when most of that history is lost on me? Sokurov's opulent vision was thus simultaneously immersive and alienating, an enticing party that I knew I'd not been invited to. Is it an attempt to connect with ghosts, or a mockery of the inflated importance of aristocrats who forget that only art prevails?