The Pulse of Time

Follow the path and unravel mysteries of the past.

Arts, Language & Culture


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 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 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).
Virtual Experiences
10 January - 31 December 2022
Free of charge
  • Ages 12 - 20
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
Unlimited capacity

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  • Credits: An original production by Louvre Abu Dhabi. 2020
    Film Duration: 40 min. © Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi