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From The Booth
“Thirteen years after Russian Ark, that renowned single-take movie journey through the Hermitage museum in St Petersburg, Sokurov has now alighted on the Louvre in Paris. Francofonia evokes the history of the Louvre from the Renaissance to the present day, and creates playful acting vignettes from historical and mythic figures...but the key historical point of the film is the catastrophe of 1940 and the Nazi invasion of Paris. A sophisticated, complex and thoroughly absorbing film, Francofonia is a fascinating essay and meditation on art, history and humanity’s idea of itself.” - Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian. In French, German, Russian (with bits in English), with subtitles.