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Dennis Hyde, Slavic Studies Librarian
Originally created by Deborah Bishov
New selections and annotations by
Mia Capozzoli, Liaison Services
Edited by Rebecca Stuhr
Director, Liaison Services
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Alexander Sokurov’s masterpiece is a multi-award winning film consisting of one unbroken camera shot that moves through St. Petersburg’s Hermitage Museum. Glides through 33 rooms of the Hermitage, moving in and out of cathedral-like galleries, opulent ballrooms and shadowy corridors and workrooms, three centuries of Russian history and European art are compressed into a single 96 minute shot. Get the DVD here!