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