Another century has passed on the Old Continent… Large armies are trampling on the heart of civilisation and cannon fire is once again taking its toll. Amidst the massacre and the ruins, everything majestic, magnificent, and sacred, that took millions of minutes and hours of determined labour to build, is wiped out. Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff Metternich worked together to protect and preserve the treasure of the Louvre Museum. Alexander Sokurov tells their story.
He explores the relationship between art and power, and asks what art tells us about ourselves, at the very heart of one of the most devastating conflicts the world has ever known. Catalan première
* Festivals and awards
Fedeora award in Venice / London / San Sebastián / Toronto
He is one of the most important Russian filmmakers of the 21st century, author of cult works such as The Russian Ark or Faust, which was awarded a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. His cinematographic career begins in the seventies, and throughout his more than fifty works he reviews the history of Russia and Europe based on great artistic, cultural and intellectual references.
Filmography: Francofonia (2015), Fausto (2011), Padre e hijo (2003), El arca rusa (2002), Moloch (1999), Madre e hijo (1996)