THE PULSE OF TIME (English) - An original film by Louvre Abu Dhabi

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In celebration of Louvre Abu Dhabi’s 3rd anniversary, we bring to life a captivating story of humanity through a film inspired by the museum’s artworks. Meet the Louvre Abu Dhabi’s masterpieces on a journey through time narrated by Saoud Al Kaabi, Charles Dance, and Irène Jacob.

The film is also available on Louvre Abu Dhabi's website.


The Pulse of Time, a new 40-minute film by Louvre Abu Dhabi offers a poetic narration of the stories of masterpieces from the museum’s collection and loaned works. The film takes us on a journey through time, to explore artworks from various civilisations. It tells of a story of humanity that will spark your imagination and curiosity and show that we, as humans, have more in common than we know.

The sound creation was commissioned and produced by Alexandre Plank, Radio Producer for the French National Radio channel France Culture; accompanied by Antoine Richard on the direction and sound design. The script was developed by French author and playwright Stéphane Michaka; original music score by French composer Jonathan Morali (Syd matters); and film direction by Mohamed Somji from the Dubai-based creative studio Seeing Things.

Delve into the mysteries of these artworks as you hear the tales of their creation; in Arabic, by the Emirati actor, producer and TV presenter Saoud Al Kaabi (City Of Life, The Platform); in English by the British actor, screenwriter and film director Charles Dance (Game of Thrones); and in French by the French-Swiss actress Irène Jacob (Three Colours: Red).

An original production by Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Film Duration: 40 min.
© Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi

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