BIFF 2020
Documentaire Extraordinaire

Francofonia

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Francofonia
Frankrike / Nederland / Tyskland/ 2015/ 1 t. 27 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/fransk/tysk/russisk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
CAST:
Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes
DIRECTOR:
Aleksandr Sokurov
WRITER:
Aleksandr Sokurov
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Bruno Delbonnel
PRODUCER:
Els Vandevorst
TEMA:
Hybrid
A cultural excavation in the Louvre

In FRANCOFONIA Russian director Alexander Sokurov haunts the halls of the Louvre like a ghost. Unrestrained by the laws of physics, Sokurov guides the audience through centuries of European cultural history while musing on the meaning of the terms Europe and culture. An unofficial follow-up to the director’s critically acclaimed RUSSIAN ARK (2002), FRANCOFONIA mixes documentary, fiction and everything in between to construct a highly engaging cinematic essay about the necessity and inevitability of art.

 

Aleksandr Sokurov

Alexander Sokurov (Russia, 1951) Selected filmography: FAUST (2011), ALEXANDRA (2007), THE SUN (2005), FATHER AND SON (2003), RUSSIAN ARK (2002), TAURUS (2001), MOLOCH (1999)