Jacques Jaujard and Count Franziskus Wolff-Metternich shared a compulsory collaboration at the Louvre Museum under the Nazi Occupation. First enemies, then collaborators, these two would become the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures.
Following the success of one-shot wonder Russian Ark, and his Golden Lion-winning Faust, Aleksandr Sokurov conducts something of a seance, exploring the Louvre during WWII. An historiographic film that chases concepts, not logic, ruminating on the weight of history and construction of culture.
Michelangelo Antonioni, 1957, Italy
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Yeşim Ustaoğlu, 1999, Turkey
Jia Zhangke, 1997, China
Jean-Pierre Dardenne,Luc Dardenne, 1996, Belgium
Erick Zonca, 2008, France
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France