FRANCOFONIA

By Alexander SOKUROV

SCREEN DIVISION - as CONS

Historical - Completed 2015

June 1940: German troops march into Paris. Alone, Franz Wolff-Metternich, a German officer makes his way toward the Louvre Palace.
He is received by Jacques Jaujard, director of the Museum but the Louvre is empty: its treasures have been removed just before the declaration of war...

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& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2015
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    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Historical
    • Countries
    • GERMANY, FRANCE, NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • RUSSIAN, FRENCH, GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Alexander SOKUROV
    • 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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