The Desert of Forbidden Art
Time Out says
There is a hero to this mildly fascinating documentary---Igor Savitsky, who, before his death in 1984, became a kind of Oskar Schindler of banned art, saving more than 40,000 pieces of Soviet-era avant-garde work and collecting them in a museum in rural Karakalpakstan. As brought to life in the stentorian tones of Ben Kingsley, the curator comes off like a driven visionary, but his actual efforts aren't dramatized enough. The paintings speak more articulately: doomy, dank colors and oppressive shapes.