“Francofonia” at BAMPFA

May 6 – May 18, 2016

The Russian master Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark, Alexandra, Faust) returns with another literal museum piece, a portrait of the Louvre that extends into a transcendent investigation of art, life, and cultural and political power. Combining documentary and philosophical musings with fictional re-enactments, Sokurov poses a simple, yet profound query: “What is more important, culture or life?”