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Francofonia: An Elegy for Europe

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Original title
Francofonia, le Louvre sous l’Occupation
Year
Running time
87 min.
Country
France France
Director
Screenwriter
Aleksandr Sokurov
Music
Murat Kabardokov
Cinematography
Bruno Delbonnel
Cast
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Producer
Idéale Audience / Musée du Louvre
Genre
Drama | Historical. Nazism. 1940s. Painting
Synopsis / Plot
Another century has passed on the Old Continent... Large armies are trampling on the heart of civilisation and cannon fire is once again taking its toll. Amidst the massacre and the ruins, everything majestic, magnificent, and sacred, that took millions of minutes and hours of determined labour to build, is wiped out. Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff Metternich worked together to protect and preserve the treasure of the Louvre Museum. Alexander Sokurov tells their story. He explores the relationship between art and power, and asks what art tells us about ourselves, at the very heart of one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever known.
Awards
2015: Venice Film Festival: Official Selection
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