Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival 2015 – 8ª edition
November 18 – 22, 2015, Florence – ITALY
From November 18-22, 2015, Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival in Florence presents art films, documentaries, talks, workshops, international guests from the center of international cultural scene along with VISIO, Next Generation Moving Images, curated by Leonardo Bigazzi, at the Strozzina, Palazzo Strozzi presenting video works from 12 young artists through December 20, 2015.
OPENING NIGHT: Wednesday, November 18, 9:00 pm
CINEMA ODEON – Piazza Strozzi, Florence – Italy
Francofonia by Alexandr Sokurov, France/Germany/The Netherlands, 2015, 87’
Language: Russian, French, German; subtitles: English, Italian
Distributor Alessandro Giacobbe will be present.
After thirteen years, the director of Russian Ark returns to the theme of museums: Sokurov’s Louvre is a film on the value of culture, and its historical memory, through a look at one of its exemplary places, a symbol of Europe’s civil identity. The film, set during the Nazi occupation of Paris, tells of a meeting between museum director Jacques Jaujard and Count Franz Wolff-Metternich, the German officer responsible for the management of French cultural treasures; they decide to work together.
Lo Schermo dell’Arte Film Festival is an international project dedicated to exploring, analyzing and promoting the complex relations between contemporary art and cinema through films, videos, installations, publications and workshops in Florence since 2008.