Francofonia (2016)

  • Documentary, Drama, History
  • 1h 25m
Release Date: October/2016

Francofonia considers how French society and their occupying Nazi forces viewed culture - and thus themselves - during the Second World War. Mixing re-enactment and archive footage, Alexander Sokurov (Faust, Alexandra, Russian Ark) builds his narrative around the Musée du Louvre, focusing on the relationship between Jacques Jaujard, Director of the French National Museums, and Count Wolff Metternich, who is sent from Germany to oversee France’s art collection.


English, German, French, Russian