The Louvre City

Direction
Year 
1990
Country
  • France
Duration
85min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

What does the Louvre look like without the public? For the first time, a great museum lets a film crew get behind the scenes: the staff are hanging paintings, reorganizing rooms, moving works around, the guards are trying on their new uniforms... Little by little, characters appear, more and more of them, crossing paths and slowly weaving the threads of a narrative.Miles of underground passages... A sequence of scenes that let us in on the secrets of a museum... Stacks and reserves containing thousands of paintings, sculptures and objects... Places off limits to the public... A film blending the humdrum and the outstanding, the prosaic and the sublime, the comical and the dreamlike... The discovery of a city within a city... When the life of a major institution attains the realms of fiction.

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Details

  • Original title
    La Ville Louvre
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Richard Copans, Frédéric Labourasse, Eric Pittard, Eric Millot, Daniel Barrau
  • Editing
    Marie Quinton
  • Sound
    Jean Umansky
  • Duration
    85 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1990
  • Country
    • France
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
      • Les Films du Losange
      • France
  • Festivals
    • 1990 Cinéma Du Réel, Paris
  • Awards
    • 1990 Europa Prize, « Best Documentary Of The Year
    • 1990 Intermédia Prize

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