SLOW PRODUCTION, ARTE FRANCE
German, English, French
TV, DVD, NON-THEATRICAL, INTERNET, VOD
The story of an incredible collection of modern art, amassed in the early 20th century, in Moscow, by a textiles trader.
Featuring 37 works by Matisse and 49 by Picasso, the Shchukin collection was later to be dispersed, and Shchukin’s name erased from history.
After a century of oblivion, the documentary recounts the story of the collector’s life and, for the first time, reveals the tragic destiny of his collection and its rediscovery.