Russian Ark (2002)


Link: Russian Ark

Summary: A 90-minute film made entirely in one long take.  The camera follows a ghost or spirit as he wanders around the Hermitage museum (and through different time periods, from the 1700-somethings to modern day) in Saint Petersburg, Russia, now and then stopping to talk to people who can see him and making philosophical observations.

Thoughts: Some parts were interesting and poetic, but overall, without a real overarching plot (which I suppose would’ve been very risky since they were filming the entire thing in one take), it was rather meandering and I found myself phasing out every now and then.

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