Full-length documentary titled "The Ideal Museum: Renaissance Rediscovered", made by Syntez–Integra film production company, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts and with the support of Stella Art Foundation, keeps telling the public about the history of rescuing and restoring a Renaissance sculpture collection transferred from Berlin to Moscow in 1946.
This month, the film was shown at the 18th International Film Festival of Popular Science and Research titled “World of Knowledge” (October 6-10) and the 6th The Art Newspaper Russia Film Festival (October 16-22). “The Ideal Museum” was presented by director Ivan Bolotnikov, producers Elena Chernyak, Ekaterina Pronko and Sergey Butkov, as well as by screenwriter Tatyana Semenova and Igor Borodin, the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts restoration department expert.
The documentary became the closing film at the “World of Knowledge” festival (St. Petersburg): this choice of organizers allowed it to gain special attention from the festival spectators. Then, for The Art Newspaper Russia Film Festival (Moscow), the documentary went through strict selection and became one of the only two Russian movies that were presented along with 6 foreign films: all of them are the winners or participants of the Cannes Film Festival, Berlin International Film Festival, Sundance, TriBeCa, MIFF and other film festivals.
According to producer Elena Chernyak, “The Ideal Museum” met a warm response and serious interest of the public.