Himself - Presenter
[about Russian Ark, 2002
Sokurov saw the film as a single last breathe of this civilization. And so, astonishing, he filmed the whole movie in a single take. There hasn't been one cut in the whole film. The shot has traveled 1300 meters, through 33 galleries, filming 867 people; cavaliers, music officials, spies, great balls, and portents of the horrors to come. Over 90 minutes. Sokurov and his team rehearsed for 6 months. Filming took place on the 23rd of December when there are only 4 hours ...