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Francofonia

Francofonia (France, Germany, Netherlands)

Directed by:
Alexander Sokurov
Duration:
12h:00m
TIFF edition:
2016
Category:
Synopsis:

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. 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.

Festivals:
Venice 2015 (competition), Toronto 2015, San Sebastian 2015, Haifa 2015, Londra 2015, Salonic 2015, Göteborg 2016
 
Awards:
Fedeora Award for Best Euro-Mediterranean Film - Veneţia 2015
 
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