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Francofonia poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed by Alexander Sokurov
Written by Alexander Sokurov
Starring Louis-Do de Lencquesaing
Cinematography Bruno Delbonnel
Release date
  • 4 September 2015 (2015-09-04) (Venice)
  • 11 November 2015 (2015-11-11) (France)
Running time
90 minutes
Country France
Language French

Francofonia is a 2015 internationally co-produced drama film directed by Alexander Sokurov. It was screened in the main competition section of the 72nd Venice International Film Festival[3][4] and in the Masters section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival.[5] Variety defined it as a "dense, enriching meditation on the Louvre and specifically (but not exclusively) the museum’s status during WWII".[2]

Among the works of art referenced in the film are:



Award Category Recipients and nominees Result
72nd Venice International Film Festival Golden Lion Alexander Sokurov Nominated
Mimmo Rotella Award Alexander Sokurov Won
Green Drop Award Alexander Sokurov Nominated


  1. ^ "Francofonia Press Kit" (PDF). Films We Like. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Venice Film Review: 'Francofonia'". Variety. Retrieved 8 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "Venice Film Festival: Lido Lineup Builds Awards Season Buzz – Full List". Deadline. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  4. ^ "Venice Fest Reveals Robust Lineup Featuring Hollywood Stars and International Auteurs". Variety. Retrieved 29 July 2015. 
  5. ^ "Toronto Film Festival Adds 60+ Titles". IndieWire. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Francofonia Review". 
  7. ^ "War Paint". The Moscow Times. 

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