The Desert of Forbidden Art Poster

Release Date: March 11th, 2011

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 20 min

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

Cast: Ed Asner, Sally Field, Ben Kingsley

Director: Tchavdar Georgiev , Amanda Pope

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

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

  • 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

  • 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

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