The highly anticipated second edition of Cinem’Art is taking place at The Louvre Abu Dhabi every Tuesday until the 31st of July and it's the perfect way to escape the heat this summer. As you may have guessed by the name, Cinem’Art showcases both classic and modern films inspired by artwork, and kicks off with the Van Gogh-inspired At Eternity’s Gate on July 3rd.
The second film will be Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, which follows an orphaned boy as he solves mysteries in 1920’s Paris, and is inspired by art on display in the museum's Gallery 11. Wander through the exhibits after the film to really bring the artworks to life (and to also walk off that popcorn).
Muhamad Ibn Ahmad Al-Buttuti’s Astrolabe and its intention of highlighting the importance of navigational tools in the journey to outer space serves as the inspiration behind the screening of Apollo 11 - the third film in the programme.
The penultimate screening is of a restored version of Arabic cinematic masterpiece The Land by Youssef Chahine, which follows farmers as they fight to protect their fields and livelihood from feudal control in 1930’s Egypt. The screening marks the 10th anniversary of Chahine’s death, and is inspired by the piece Tablet inscribed with pictograms.
Exploring the life of The Dalai Lama as told through his own eyes, and inspired by Head of Buddha, the final film of the series is Scorsese’s Kundun.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi's Cinem'Art programme allows us to explore art in a new and exciting way - plus, it makes for a great date night.
- Visit The Louvre website here to buy your tickets