Magazine article Screen International

Films Boutique Visits the Louvre with Sokurov

Magazine article Screen International

Films Boutique Visits the Louvre with Sokurov

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Berlin-based sales outfit Films Boutique is back in business with celebrated Russian auteur and Golden Lion winner Alexander Sokurov [pictured].

Following their collaboration on Faust (which carried off the main prize at the 2011 Venice Festival), Films Boutique and Sokurov are working together on new feature Francofonia - Le Louvre Under German Occupation.

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Francofonia - Le Louvre Under German Occupation

Produced by Berlin-based company Zero One Film, by Paris-based Idéale Audience and with the involvement of the Louvre itself, the film will be shot in the Museum at the end of the year and should be ready by mid-2014.

The film will again see Sokurov work with French cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel (Amelie, Dark Shadows, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince). The Louvre project looks as if it is shaping up as a companion piece to Sokurov's 2002 feature (and Cannes contender) Russian Ark, which was filmed entirely in the Winter Palace of the Russian Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg. …

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