- Alexander Sokurov
- Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth
From acclaimed Russian director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) comes Francofonia, which tells the story of two remarkable men, Louvre director Jacques Jaujard and Nazi Occupation officer Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich—enemies then collaborators—whose alliance would be the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures. The film explores the relationship between art and power, the Louvre museum as a living example of civilization, and what art tells us about ourselves. “Visually arresting cinema that invites serious thought.” (NY Times)
Cosponsored with the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art.