Francofonia

Historical perspective allows us to consider the true power and glory of art during moments of great human crises.

Historical perspective allows us to consider the true power and glory of art during moments of great human crises. Filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) examines the impact of the Nazi occupation on The Louvre, one of the monumental reserves of timeless artifacts, and seemingly dares to ponder a series of questions we thankfully did not have to live through. What would have happened to the masterworks housed in this museum if Germany had won the war? How would the spoils of war been treated? And perhaps most importantly, how would civilization have changed as a result? (Opens Friday at Mariemont Theatre) (Not Rated) Not screened in time for review

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