Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

29 September 2016


I am sorry to report that this is no Russian Ark. Instead of focusing on the Louvre itself, Sokurov hones in on the German occupation of Paris during WWII and the two men who preserved the Louvre's possessions. It dwells on some interesting things – Napoléon's war spoils for one – but the film seems to lack focus.