Louvre City

Film

Time Out says

A companion piece to his earlier film on the Natural History Museum, this portrait of the venerable stone corridors, galleries and chambers of Paris’s Louvre Museum and its city of inhabitants shows the director’s fascination with work in all its wondrous detail. Interestingly, here he contrives to make the boundaries between industrial and artistic labour blur, while applying his usual mischievous touches, notably with his admonishing flashlight illuminations of ‘master’ self (portraits). Philibert has a keen sense of how man’s artifacts comment on him differently when estranged from their habitual context.

Details

Release details

Duration:
85 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Nicolas Philibert