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1 hr. 20 min.

Plot Summary
Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 pieces of forbidden art and creates a museum.

Cast: Edward Asner , Sally Field , Ben Kingsley ,

Directors: Tchavdar Georgiev , Amanda Pope

Genres: Historical drama, Documentary, Biography, Adventure, War

The Desert of Forbidden Art (2010)

Release Date: January 1st, 2010|1 hr. 20 min.

critic reviews (9)
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Does an admirable job of telling the stories of the obsessive Savitsky and other important Soviet artists, such as Alexander Volkov, Aleksei Rybnikov and Mikhail Kurzin. show more

  • 75
    Tom Russo Boston Globe

    In The Desert of Forbidden Art, documentarians Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev offer some background on the late Savitsky, a painter who initially collected ethnic folk art quashed by the Stalin regime. show more

  • 50
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Sadly, with the Soviet Union gone, the art faces a new enemy: Islamic extremists. show more

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