MONDAY SEPTEMBER 12th, 2016 ***** “HOW JACQUES JAUJARD SAVED THE LOUVRE” ***** directed by JEAN-PIERRE DEVILLERS************ And “THE MONUMENTS MEN” (starring GEORGE CLOONEY, MATT DAMON and BILL MURRAY)

“The Man who Saved the Louvre” is one hour long, for those interested we will also be showing “The Monuments Men.” This is an American movie portraying the same time period in France and is also about the recovery of art.

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At the dawn of World War II, a resistance group organizes an incredible exfiltration of masterpieces from the Louvre Museum to save it off the Nazis’ hands. The man leading the operation is Jacques Jaujard, the Louvre Museum’s director. Jaujard had an extraordinary personality and was madly in love with art. Although he was a devoted servant of the State, he used his knowledge of the system and his audacity to serve a universal cause: saving the world heritage. The film talks about this important chapter of history combining interviews, rare footage (including Jaujard’s notebook), supported by a dynamic narration, animated sequences of the protagonists embedded in archives and footage shot in situ. This form is in ad equation with our heroes’ elegance who remained until now in the shadow…

 

 

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An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.

 

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