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The Desert of Forbidden Art

The Desert of Forbidden Art is a 2010 Documentary History film released on 18th March; Amanda Pope and Tchavdar Georgiev directed the film which stars Ben Kingsley, Sally Field, and Ed Asner.

Plot

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.

Genres & Themes

Cast (3)

Ben Kingsley's profile Ben Kingsley
Age at Filming ≈ 66
Sally Field's profile Sally Field
Age at Filming ≈ 63
Ed Asner's profile Ed Asner
Age at Filming ≈ 80

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The Desert of Forbidden Art FAQ

When was The Desert of Forbidden Art released?

The Desert of Forbidden Art was released 13 years ago, on Friday March 18th, 2011.

Is The Desert of Forbidden Art on Netflix?

No, The Desert of Forbidden Art is not currently available on Netflix in the United States

Is The Desert of Forbidden Art on Amazon Prime?

No, The Desert of Forbidden Art is not currently available on Amazon Prime in the United States

Is The Desert of Forbidden Art on Disney Plus?

No, The Desert of Forbidden Art is not currently available on Disney+ in the United States