THE DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART

Friday, September 30 th, 2016 at 00:09 am 

SAVING THE ART

THE DESERT OF FORBIDDEN ART

SYNOPSIS

Risking being denounced as an ‘enemy of the people,’ Igor Savitsky rescues 40,000 forbidden fellow artists’ works and creates in a far desert of Soviet Uzbekistan a museum now worth millions.

JOY’S REVIEW

The Desert of Forbidden Art is a badly named documentary. It’s really terrific. It focuses on one collector who is Russian who collected art that was either ethnic or anti-Soviet  and put it in the obscure part of the ex-Soviet Union in a desert museum that he conspired to build. This is really a fascinating story of not only art, but how people keep things alive when the government doesn’t want them to. It is a really engaging and multi-faceted documentary. There are all of a sudden all these documentaries on the old Soviet Union and what’s happening in the new Soviet Union. It’s absolutely fascinating and kind of inspiring to watch, among other things. I’ll give it four and a half stars.

JOY’S METER

1/2