Carleton College Screens Award-Winning Russian Art Film

13 January 2006

On Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. in Carleton College’s Boliou Hall, Room 104, the award-winning Russian Art Film “Russian Ark” will be screened. In one flowing take, director Alexander Sokurov captivatingly sweeps audiences through St. Petersburg’s Winter Palace. Viewers witness tableaux from 300 years of Russian history, such as Peter the Great admonishing one of his generals and a magnificent ball with an orchestra and hundred of dancers. Furthermore, audiences get to gaze upon both the beautiful architecture of the Winter Palace and the works of some of the most famous artists in the world.

“Russian Ark” won the Visions Award at the 2002 Toronto International Film Festival. It was also nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and received a special citation from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.

Carleton Professor of Russian Diane Nemec-Ignashev, having written about “Russian Ark”, will introduce the film. After the screening, she along with assistant professor of cinema and media studies Carol Donelan and visiting lecturer and UNESCO-Hermitage Project head Stuart Mather Gibson will hold a panel discussion.

This screening is sponsored by the departments of cinema and media studies, economics, and Russian. For more information and disability accommodations, call the Carleton economics department at (507) 646-4109. This event is open to the public.