Jaap Vrenegor / Music Box Films


Part of First Look 2016
Friday, January 8, 7:00 p.m.

Followed by a reception

Dir. Alexander Sokurov. France/Germany/Netherlands, 2015, 87 mins. U.S. Premiere. A Music Box Films release. In French, Russian, and German with English subtitles. With Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath. Taking as its starting point a portrait of the world-famous Louvre Museum, the new film by the great Russian director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) is a freewheeling, speculative essay film with documentary and fiction elements as it considers the essential relationship between art, culture, and history. Preceded by Capital Cuba (Dir. Johann Lurf. Cuba/Austria, 2015, 12 mins., 35mm. New York premiere) A syncopated visual study of the Cuban seascape in Old Havana and the town of Casa Blanca uses striking images and an intricate editing rhythm to look at the clash between industry and nature. 

Francofonia opens in New York and select cities on April 1, 2016.

This event is sold out. Tickets may become available on a first-come, first-served basis through a standby line. Visit the Museum's admission desk after 10:30 a.m. to secure a position in the standby line. Tickets: $15 ($9 members at the Film Lover, Dual, and Family levels / free for Silver Screen members and above). 

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