Francofonia

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sat, Apr 9, 2016 4:30 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 3 Tue, Apr 12, 2016 5:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Members:$10.00
Student (Box Office Only):$7.00
Child (12 & Under):$7.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Regional Premiere
Programs:- World Cinema
Tags:History
Arts
War
Francophone
True Story
Voice Category:Film on the Fringe
Release Year:2015
Runtime:88 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Euro-Mediterranean Film - Venice Film Festival
Fondazione Mimmo Rotella Award - Venice Film Festival
Country/Region:France
Germany
Netherlands
Language:French
German
Russian
(with English subtitles)
Print Source:Music Box Films
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGF7vZALBQU
Cast/Crew
Director:Alexander Sokurov
Producer:Pierre Olivier Bardet
Olivier Pere
Cinematographer:Bruno Delbonnel
Screenwriter:Alexander Sokurov
Editor:Hansjörg Weißbrich
Composer:Murat Kabardokov
Principal Cast:Louis-Do de Lencquensaing
Benjamin Utzerath
Vincent Nemeth
Filmography:Faust ('11)
The Sun ('05}
Russian Ark ('02)

Description

The tagline for Alexander Sokurov’s mesmerizing Francofonia—an elegy for Europe—is apt. Evoking a history of the Louvre Museum from the Renaissance to the present, Sokurov masterfully weaves a moving tableau of newsreels, voiceovers and staged re-enactments, as he meditates on the essential relationship between art, culture, and history. Key in this freeform historical narrative is 1940 and the Nazi invasion of Paris, and the resulting push-pull relationship between Jacques Jaujard, the steadfast director of the Louvre, and Count Franziskus Wolf- Metternich, the Nazi officer put in charge of the Louvre.


Press

"A bold and confident film from Aleksandr Sokurov roams the corridors of the Paris museum to reflect on its history from the Renaissance to the present." - The Guardian


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