Screening: La Ville Louvre (1990)
Screening | 6th April | 5.30PM | £3 | £2 | booking advised |
La Ville Louvre (1990, FR, Nicholas Philibert, 84mins, subtitles)
In 1988, the Louvre let a film crew, led by acclaimed director Nicolas Philibert, behind the scenes to reveal a spellbinding secret world. Following the museum workers as they hang paintings and re-organise rooms, we discover miles of underground passages, reserves containing thousands of priceless treasures, and chambers that are off-limits to visitors. Filmed over a five-month period, this documentary observes with great immediacy the hidden inner workings of a world-famous institution.
‘The works of art, revealed in a new context, come alive as fragile and exotic creatures captured in a web of human labour’ – Leslie Camhi, The New York Times