This film provides the opportunity to follow an outstanding project – the restoration of one of the Louvre Museum’s greatest icons.
Victory of Samothrace. The masterpiece of Greek sculpture attracts millions of visitors every year, yet is little known to the general public. Archaeologists and art historians have been carrying out research on it for many years in order to clear up some of its remaining mysteries.
Based on the major stages of its restoration, this film recounts the history of a two-thousand-year-old sculpture that today has lost its head and arms, and that travelled to Paris from a small Greek island nearly 150 years ago, in “kit form”. The monument - one of the most spectacular and accomplished expressions of Greek sculpture of the Hellenistic period - has dominated the Louvre Museum’s Daru staircase since 1883.
Awards : 2015: "Grand Prix" - Rencontres du film d'archéologie de Narbonne (Narbonne, France)