Louvre Shines in Extraordinary Francofonia (May 27 – June 2)

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Louvre Shines in Extraordinary Francofonia (May 27 – June 2)

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Director: Alexander Sokurov

 

Tagline: In Alexander Sokurov’s (RUSSIAN ARK) latest tour de force, a visit to the Louvre serves as a meditation on art. The film also explores how the museum avoided being plundered during the Nazi occupation of France, and depicts the ghost of Napoleon wandering among the exhibits.

 

Synopsis: Set against the backdrop of the Louvre Museum’s history and artworks, master director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) applies his uniquely personal vision onto staged re-enactments and archives for this fascinating portrait of real-life characters Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich and their compulsory collaboration at the Louvre Museum under the Nazi Occupation. These two remarkable men – enemies then collaborators – share an alliance which would become the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. In its exploration of the Louvre Museum as a living example of civilization, FRANCOFONIA is a stunning and urgently relevant meditation on the essential relationship between art, culture, and history.

 

Critic Quotes: “Sophisticated, complex and thoroughly absorbing. FRANCOFONIA is bold and confident.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

“Whimsically intelligent…gently reminds the viewer why all this is terribly relevant today.” – Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

“It’s a truly bracing, provocative movie, and of course, as is always true with Sokurov, it’s a visual feast.” -Glenn Kenny, RogerEbert.com

“Sokurov’s fascinating and supple exploration of the Paris Louvre museum.” -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

 

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Showtimes:

Friday May 27: 3:15, 7:30

Saturday May 28: 11:00AM, 3:15

Sunday May 29: 1:15, 7:45

Monday May 30: 1:00, 3:00

Tuesday May 31: 5:30, 7:30

Wednesday June 1: 3:15, 9:45

Thursday June 2: 1:00

 

FILM TICKETS:

$11 General Admission / $8.50 Students & Seniors / $7.50 Members. Tickets available at box office or online:

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