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Hermitage Revealed

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Synopsis

“Hermitage Revealed" tells the story of the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg - one of the largest and most visited museums in the world. Holding over 3 million objects and boasting more curators than any other museum, this special film investigates remarkable stories of dedication, devotion, ownership and ultimate sacrifice, showing how the collection came about, how it survived tumultuous revolutionary times and what makes the Hermitage unique today.

The film access the museum’s director, curators and historical eyewitnesses and feature significant objects from the Hermitage’s collection, whose stories thread throughout the film. The film reveals the workings of the Hermitage by going behind the scenes to observe the restorers, artists, archives and rare, hidden treasures not on show to the public in the world’s largest museum open storage complex. 

During its 250 year history, the Hermitage transposed from an Imperial Palace to a State Museum. Its story is Russia’s history in microcosm. http://www.hermitagerevealed.com

Details

Year
2014
Type of film
Features
Running Time
83 mins
Format
HD
Director
Margy Kinmonth
Producer
Margy Kinmonth
Executive Producer
Maureen Murray, John Woodward
Editor
Gordon Mason ACE
Screenwriter
Margy Kinmonth
Director of Photography
Maxim Tarasyugin
Music
Edmund Jolliffe, Sergei Yevtushenko
Principal Cast
Mikhail Piotrovsky, Semion Ivanov, Tom Conti (voice)
Historical Consultant
Geraldine Norman
Production Associate
Sergei Beck
Narrator
Margy Kinmonth

Production Company

Foxtrot Films Ltd
Palladium House
1-4 Argyll Street
London
W1F 7LD
+44 (0)7860 203617
foxtrotfilms@ftml.net
http://www.foxtrotfilms.com

Sales
Company

Arts Alliance
5th Floor
Glen House
200-208 Tottenham Court Road
London
W1T 7PL
Contact: Marcel Karst
+44 (0) 20 3657 9512
Marcel.Karst@artsalliance.com
http://www.ArtsAlliance.com