Alexander Sokurov’s Francofonia: Museum Studies

Senses of Cinema
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Senses of Cinema, 2018, (86), pp. 1 - 21
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n this contribution, Alex Munt focuses on the third installment in Russian director Alexander Sokurov’s museum trilogy, 2016’s Francofonia, a work set predominantly in the Louvre. For Munt, our understanding of Francofonia can be enriched by an analysis of the paintings shown in the film and the historical context in which they came to be included in the museum’s collection. For Munt, the juxtaposition of this canonical content with Sokurov’s experimentation with new digital filmmaking techniques lends the film a hybrid, playful quality that is formally located between the cinematic essay and the poetic documentary.
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