"DIA" Productions GmbH & Co. KG | Release Date: March 11, 2011
Summary: How does art survive in a time of oppression? During the Soviet rule artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals or Gulags. Their plight inspires young Igor Savitsky. He pretends to buy state-approved art but instead daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artist's works and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes of the KGB. Though a penniless artist himself, he cajoles the cash to pay for the art from the same authorities who are banning it. Savitsky amasses an eclectic mix of Russian Avant-Garde art. But his greatest discovery is an unknown school of artists who settle in Uzbekistan after the Russian revolution of 1917, encountering a unique Islamic culture, as exotic to them as Tahiti was for Gauguin. They develop a startlingly original style, fusing European modernism with centuries-old Eastern traditions. (inMotion Studios)
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Runtime: 80 min
Rating: Unrated
Official Site: http://desertofforbiddenart.com/
Production: "DIA" Productions GmbH & Co. KG
Genres: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, War, Documentary
Countries: Russia, USA, Uzbekistan
Language: English
Director Credit
Amanda Pope Director
Tchavdar Georgiev Director
Writer Credit
Amanda Pope Writer
Tchavdar Georgiev Writer
Cast Credit
Ben Kingsley Cast
Edward Asner Cast
Sally Field Cast
Producer Credit
Amanda Pope Producer
Tchavdar Georgiev Producer