Tuesday, December 18, 2012



Sokurov, russian ark, documentary, in one breath, Knut Elstermann


Above: Alexander Sokurov near the end of Knut Elstermann's One Last Breath, a documentary about the filming of Russian Ark (the latter film is famously comprised of a single unbroken take lasting more than ninety minutes). After the second attempt at filming Russian Ark proves successful, Sokurov, in tears, says "cut", and someone comes up and wraps a coat around him like he's a boxer leaving the ring after a fight.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I like Russian Ark a lot, but it also makes me want to bat someone about the head. Will check out this documentary.