MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 2,296 this week

Robert. A Fortunate Life (1999)
"Robert. Schastlivaya zhizn" (original title)

 -  Short  -  11 July 1999 (Portugal)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 128 users  
Reviews: 1 user

Aleksander Sokurov brings the treasures of the Hermitage back into the light by making films about artists and their paintings. He has chosen the painter Hubert Robert, who spent a long ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Live Chat with Keanu Reeves

We conducted a Live Chat with Keanu about his upcoming film John Wick.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

list image
a list of 357 titles
created 09 Jun 2012
 
a list of 40 titles
created 04 Sep 2012
 
VHS
a list of 432 titles
created 04 Oct 2012
 
a list of 179 titles
created 14 Apr 2013
 
a list of 100 titles
created 21 Jul 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Robert. A Fortunate Life (1999)

Robert. A Fortunate Life (1999) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Robert. A Fortunate Life.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A film in homage to Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky. It concentrates on his absence from the Soviet Union and what he left behind. There are episodes of his funeral and places he lived ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Andrei Tarkovsky, Tonino Guerra, Aleksandr Sokurov
Kamen (1992)
Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Pyotr Aleksandrov, Leonid Mozgovoy
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Valery Zorkin
Madame Bovary (1989)
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Inspired by Flaubert's Madame Bovary, Sokurov's Save and Protect recalls the most crucial events of Emma's decline and fall, including affairs with an aristocratic and a student. Focusing ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Robert Vaap, Cécile Zervudacki, Aleksandr Abdulov
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Directors: Charles Burnett, Harun Farocki, and 2 more credits »
History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Aleksandr Sokurov
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Ramaz Chkhikvadze, Alla Osipenko, Irina Sokolova
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Arsen Kanokov
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary about the famous musician Mstislav Rostropovich and his wife, Galina Vishnevskaya.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Mstislav Rostropovich, Galina Vishnevskaya, Aleksandr Sokurov
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Aleksandr Sokurov
Stars: Jevgenij Akimov, Gennady Bezzubenkov, Zlata Bulycheva
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

Aleksander Sokurov brings the treasures of the Hermitage back into the light by making films about artists and their paintings. He has chosen the painter Hubert Robert, who spent a long time in Italy, and whose preference was for creating ancient ruined landscapes and naturalistic portrayals of times past. He was successful with the wealthy, who bought his works from him. The camera pans across the paintings while Sokurov speaks of a happy era, when the artist was at one with the spirit of the times, and agreed with the taste of his clients. Just how far removed from us this is, is shown by pictures of a "Nô" performance which are inter-cut on the screen. No words are necessary to describe what everybody knows today. Written by Kurzfilmtage - international short film festival Oberhausen

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Short

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 July 1999 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Hubert Robert: Uma Vida Afortunada  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (short)

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Must see along Russian Ark
15 April 2003 | by (Amsterdam) – See all my reviews

This is another film about "high art" before Russian ark. The artist, featured is Hubert Robert. The Hermitage asked Directors of Petersburg to make films about the European painters in this famous museum. This is the product of Sokurov.

Hubert Robert may not be the most famous painter in the Hermitage, but still there is a lot to learn about him. But it is not a documentary. The film starts with a traditional Japanese theater. What this has to do with an 18th century French painter? There is a connection apperently. With digital technology the mist and snow is added. Just like in other films of Sokurov he uses this technology in a way of a painter.

Greenaway might have said that film is a medium, too good to use it only to tell stories. Sokurov is already a long way beyond this description.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Robert. A Fortunate Life (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?