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Francofonia

A Film by Alexander Sokurov

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

Cast : Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath

Languages : Russian, English, French

Producers : Pierre-Olivier Bardet, Thomas Kufus, Els Vandevorst

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SYNOPSIS

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

SYNOPSIS

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.

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