Magazine article Screen International

Arts Alliance Picks Up Russian Arts Doc Backed by Alisher Usmanov

Magazine article Screen International

Arts Alliance Picks Up Russian Arts Doc Backed by Alisher Usmanov

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London-based sales company and distributor Arts Alliance will handle worldwide sales on Revolution - New Art For A New World for Foxtrot Films.

The feature documentary, directed by seasoned film-maker Margy Kinmonth (To The Western World), explores Russia's avant-garde art scene, telling the story of artists including Chagall, Kandinsky, Malevich.

The project has support from Alisher Usmanov, Russia's richest man who is a major share-holder at Arsenal Football Club and the founder of philanthropic organisation Art, Science and Sport Charity Foundation.

Filmed on location in Moscow, St Petersburg and London, the production team had access to The State Tretyakov Gallery, The State Russian Museum, The State Hermitage Museum and cooperation from The Royal Academy of Arts.

According to the filmmakers, the documentary features paintings that were previously banned for decades following former dictator Stalin's stifling of the movement. …

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