Francofonia

Venice 2015
Competition
Toronto 2015
Official Selection
San Sebastian 2015
Official Selection
Busan 2015
Official Selection
San Sebastian 2015
Official Selection

Francofonia

A Film by Alexander Sokurov

2015 - France/Germany/Netherlands - Documentary/Fiction - 1.66 DCP - 87 min.

with Louis-Do de Lencquesaing & Benjamin Utzerath

Languages: English , French , Russian
Produced by Pierre-Olivier Bardet , Thomas Kufus & Els Vandevorst

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.

Venice 2015
Competition
Toronto 2015
Official Selection
San Sebastian 2015
Official Selection
Busan 2015
Official Selection
San Sebastian 2015
Official Selection

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