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The Desert of Forbidden Art

DocumentaryDrama7+ (PG)20111h 20m
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The Desert of Forbidden Art (2011)

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Documentary Drama Rated: 7+ (PG)20111h 20m

How does art survive in a time of oppression? During the Soviet rule artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals or Gulags. Their plight inspires young Igor Savitsky. He pretends to buy state-approved art but instead daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artist's works and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes of the KGB. Though a penniless artist himself, he cajoles the cash to pay for the art from the same authorities who are banning it. Savitsky amasses an eclectic mix of Russian Avant-Garde art. But his greatest discovery is an unknown school of artists who settle in Uzbekistan after the Russian revolution of 1917, encountering a unique Islamic culture, as exotic to them as Tahiti was for Gauguin. They develop a startlingly original style, fusing European modernism with centuries-old Eastern traditions.The Desert of Forbidden Art featuring Edward Asner and Sally Field is available for rent or purchase on iTunes, available for rent or purchase on Google Play, and available for rent or purchase on Prime Video. It's an action & adventure and documentary movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 7.6 (212 votes).

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How does art survive in a time of oppression? During the Soviet rule artists who stay true to their vision are executed, sent to mental hospitals or Gulags. Their plight inspires young Igor Savitsky. He pretends to buy state-approved art but instead daringly rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artist's works and creates a museum in the desert of Uzbekistan, far from the watchful eyes of the KGB. Though a penniless artist himself, he cajoles the cash to pay for the art from the same authorities who are banning it. Savitsky amasses an eclectic mix of Russian Avant-Garde art. But his greatest discovery is an unknown school of artists who settle in Uzbekistan after the Russian revolution of 1917, encountering a unique Islamic culture, as exotic to them as Tahiti was for Gauguin. They develop a startlingly original style, fusing European modernism with centuries-old Eastern traditions.

Age rating: 7+ (PG)
Runtime: 1h 20m

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Related Genres: DocumentaryDramaAction & Adventure
Related Tags: Female Director
Original Release Date: Mar 18, 2011
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