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The Hermitage Dwellers

Year
2006
Country
The Netherlands
Duration
75’’
Director
Aliona van der Horst

This film is not a simple documentary about the contents of the famous museum in Saint Petersburg. It uses the “Hermitage-niks”, the museum's employees, from attendant to director, who have worked there for years, to illustrate the art, rooms and history of what was once the Winter Palace. These colorful characters, inextricably linked to the Hermitage, bring the art, history and spirit of the museum to life. A real treasury of anecdotes about the Hermitage from the people who have seen it through the storms of 20th-century Russia.

Production
Viewpoint Productions, 12 Armada Drive, Hythe, Southampton SO45 5BS, UK, +44 23 8084 1113
Sales
Illumina Films, Leidsestraat 106, 1017 PG Amsterdam, the Netherlands, +31 20 624 8395
Director
Aliona van der Horst

This Dutch/Russian director has made five documentaries which have won international awards. She studied Russian literature at Amsterdam University and directing at the Dutch Film Academy. She began her career in 1997 with the much-acclaimed documentary The Lady with the White Hat, and since then has received multiple awards for her films, including the Jan Kassies award for the poetic touch in her films.

Filmography

The Lady with the White Hat (1997), After the spring of ’68 (2001), The Hermitage Dwellers (2004), Voices of Bam (2006), Boris Ryzhy (2008), Water Children (2011)

Cinema House, Blue Hall
Cinema House
vul. Saksahanskoho, 6
Q&A with director
Tuesday
24 March 2015
20:00
XVII INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
20–29
March 2020
Boris Ryzhy
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Boris Ryzhy
Year
2008
Country
The Netherlands
Director
Aliona van der Horst
Duration
59’
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Voices of Bam
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Voices of Bam
Year
2006
Country
The Netherlands
Director
Aliona van der Horst
Duration
90’
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The Dissident and the General
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The Dissident and the General
Year
1998
Country
The Netherlands
Director
Aliona van der Horst
Duration
15’
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