February 9: Francofonia / Alexander Sokurov / 2015 / 90 min POSTPONED due to SNOW STORM
Tuesday, February 28: Francofonia / Alexander Sokurov / 2015 / 90 min RESCHEDULED Note Venue: Rockefeller Hall 200
Introduction: Charles Arndt (Vassar College, Russian Studies Department)
Respondent: James Mundy (Vassar College, The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center)
Francofonia offers a bold take on European culture and history through the lens of the Louvre museum in World War II. Neither documentary nor fiction, the film intertwines several narratives: Sokurov talking with a ship captain moving artifacts during a storm; Marianne roaming the Louvre with Napoleon; and the true friendship of the wartime curator and the Nazis’ head of artistic preservation.
This Tournées Film Festival is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S., the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (CNC), the French American Cultural Fund, Florence Gould Foundation and Highbrow Entertainment. This festival is also supported by a generous Humanities New York Action Grant (humanitiesny.org).
The festival is cosponsored by the Department of Film, the Women’s Studies and International Studies Programs, the Dean of Faculty and the VSA French Club.