Risking being imprisoned as an 'enemy of the people,' Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artists' works and creates in a far desert of Uzbekistan a museum that is recognized today as one of the most remarkable collections of Russian art.

  • DirectorAmanda Pope,Tchavdar Georgiev
  • Starring Ben Kingsley Sally Field
  • Runtime 1 hr 20 min
  • StudioThe Film Collaborative
  • QualityHD

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Reviews about The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art
Eileen
Very touching film... incredible artwork and characters ...

Very touching film...incredible artwork and characters. Will inspire further research on the subject matter.

The Desert of Forbidden Art
excellentbird
Four Stars

Good flick about art, artists, collectors, and politics.

The Desert of Forbidden Art
Edward J Cataldo
An amazing story of an individual making a giant contribution to humanity in the face of an oppressive regime.

An amazing story of an individual making a giant contribution to humanity in the face of an oppressive regime.

The film is extremely well made and a truly captivating tale of how one man with a passion for art but not the gift for creating led an effort to save the art of a generation in the Stalinist Soviet Union in a hidden corner of the empire.

The Desert of Forbidden Art
Barbara Carson
For Art Lovers, Good to Know and Enjoy

This DVD reveals an astonishing story that is worthwhile in its own right. And then the art is fabulous. Excellent.

The Desert of Forbidden Art
Ghialvr
Art lovers gem of a movie.

Great movie not just because of the art, but because of the perseverance.

The Desert of Forbidden Art
joe kilgore
Exceptional Art Documentary

Interesting, involving, enlightening. Learn something about art you never knew existed. Art as good as any you'll find anywhere. And artists who suffered as much, if not more, for their work than their much more famous contemporaries.

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