Francofonia | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Fri 6 - Thu 12 Jan

Francofonia

Cert. 12A

New Releases

88 mins

in original languages with EN subs

FRA/GER/NED | 2015 | dir. Aleksandr Sokurov, with Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth

Visionary director Alexander Sokurov’s captivating new film tells the story of two remarkable men during the German occupation: Louvre director Jacques Jaujard and Nazi officer Franz Wolff-Metternich. First enemies, their alliance was the driving force behind the preservation of the museum’s treasures. Exploring the relationship between art and power, Francofonia blurs the lines of fiction, documentary, memoir and video essay.

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