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Red Fantasies by Robert Skotak

Red Fantasies by Robert Skotak

directed by Academy Award Winning Special Effects Artist Robert Skotak

"RED FANTASIES" is the colorful, first feature documentary ever created to explore the wild, weird, revolutionary world of "Fantastika" - Russian fantasy cinema. It is about science fiction, fantasy and horror films made behind the Iron Curtain, and the people who not only made them, but believed in them. read more »

Russian Ark by Alexander Sokurov

Russian Ark by Alexander Sokurov

Dir. Alexander Sokurov, Russia/Germany, 2002; 96 min

After months of rehearsal, the deployment of 867 actors and three live orchestras, Sokurov unfolds Russian Ark in one fluid, unbroken shot: His camera floats through the majestic spaces of the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, engaging characters - some real, some fantasy - from Russian and European history in an atmosphere defined by the masterworks of the Western art tradition. But Russian Ark is much more than just a museum tour. Sokurov's nameless protagonist, a 19th-century diplomat, takes us on a journey through the lost, sumptuous dream that was European nobility, and the film climaxes in a gloriously sensual pageant of color, motion and music. An astonishing technical feat, a genuine tour de force, and a brilliant meditation on the delirium of history. read more »