Words have power but so does art. With a history going back to prehistoric time, art continues to connect with great stories and events through history right to present day artists.
Hermitage The Power of Art is a cinematic documentary produced in collaboration with the St. Petersburg State Hermitage Museum offering the viewer an extraordinary look in to one of the world’s largest museums.
Directed by Michele Mally and created by Didi Gnocchi, Hermitage The Power of Art presents spectacular imagery leaving no corner or ceiling un-turned with its vast and sweeping cinematography. Supporting the rich imagery is a romantic soundtrack and hosted by 3 time Efa Award Winner Toni Servillo.
The history details the museums foundation with Peter I, Catherine the Great (the anniversary of its foundation is celebrated yearly on St Catherine’s Day), Alexander I’s triumph over Napoleon right through to the present day.
Moving the spectator through the worlds second largest museum, the cinematography showcases both the artworks within and the museum itself. Leonardo, Raphael, Rubens and Rembrandt are featured alongside the legend of St. Petersburg through poetry, stories and novels against a daytime and night-time city.
While visiting Hermitage in person will be wonderful, watching Hermitage The Power of Art in a cinema can transport you across the globe to visit one of the worlds most loved and visited museums.
Showing at various cinemas nationwide from today – see if it’s near you here.