Made in 2014 to celebrate 250 years of the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, this film explores the human stories of one of the greatest art collections in the world. Discover the amazing stories that saw the Imperial Palace transformed into today's world-renowned museum.
Director: Margy Kinmonth 2014, 83 minutes, Cert. U
This critically acclaimed film consists of one continuous shot lasting the entire length of the film. It follows a 19th-century French aristocrat as he travels through the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg encountering figures that span its history, from Peter the Great to current Director Mikhail Piotrovsky.
Director: Alexander Sokurov 2002, 99 minutes, Cert: U
26 years in the making, Martin Scorsese brings Shusaku Endo's novel to life, exploring faith in extreme circumstances.
Young Catholic missionaries Rodrigues (Andrew Garfield) and Garupe (Adam Driver) go on a secret mission to hostile Japan find their old mentor Ferreira (Liam Neeson) who is rumoured to have abandoned his faith and married. They are confronted by the harsh realities of faith in a place that rejects their beliefs but find strength in the small but determined congregation they find there.
Director: Martin Scorsese 2016, 161 minutes, Cert. 15
This documentary explores the power of mediation and how it can transform lives. In an overcrowded maximum security prison in Alabama a small group of men have taken up Vipassana mediation, an emotionally and physically demanding course of silent mediation taking place over 10 days.