Wellspring Media is about to release one of the most talked about films from Cannes; Russian Ark comes to DVD this fall.
Alexander Sokurov’s cinematic tour-de-force follows a modern filmmaker who magically finds himself transported to the 18th century. There, he embarks on a time-traveling journey through 300 years of Russian history. He meets a cynical French diplomat from the 19th century and the men become accomplices in an extraordinary adventure through Russia’s turbulent past-ending in the present day.
The fascinating ting about a 300 year historical film is that it is shot entirely as a one shot, one take film. No editing has been done to the films single camera take allowing the film to be completed in only one day of shooting. The audio will be presented in the original Russian Dolby Digital 5.1 with optional English subtitles. Extras include a making of featurette, interviews, a commentary and weblinks.
The DVD will be priced at $29.95 and released on September 9th.