Alexander Sokurov

Alexander Nikolayevich Sokurov is a Russian filmmaker. His most significant works include a feature film, RUSSIAN ARK (2002), filmed in a single unedited shot, and FAUST (2011), which was honoured with the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. Several of his films were nominated in Cannes, Venice, Berlin, Locarno or Toronto.


A film by Alexander Sokurov

2015 - France/Germany/Netherlands - Documentary/Fiction

FRANCOFONIA is the story of two remarkable men, Louvre director Jacques Jaujard and Nazi Occupation officer Count Wolff-Metternich - enemies then collaborators - whose alliance would be the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. FRANCOFONIA explores the relationship between art and power, the Louvre museum as a living example of civilization, and what art tells us about ourselves even in the midst of one of the bloodiest conflicts the world has ever seen.