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24th Athens International Film Festival

Architecture + Cinema - Shorts

This particular documentary series places the viewer in front of a building and challenges him to observe its form, its different aspects, the texture of the walls, the transparency of the facade, the play of light and shadow, as well as its surroundings.

The building is revealed from top to bottom through the examination of each and every detail, both structural and aesthetic. The construction and the architecture is analyzed and demystified. Each building becomes an inventive script.

Each script follows the same narrative line. The architect sets the pace. This type of engagement, along with detailed scale-models of every building and fast-paced editing add to the series' dynamic, delivering a pleasant architecture lesson.

The subject-matter revolves about emblematic cultural buildings, symbols of prestige and development and major tourist attractions. Libraries, operas, auditorium and multi-use centers stand out and command attention on and off camera.

A.S. Production managers: Richard Copans, Stan Neumann - Production company: Films d’Ici, Paris - Co-producer and world sales: ARTE και Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine

 

The films

Les Architectures du Savoir (1996, 26’)

La Bibliotheque Sainte Genevieve (2010, 26’)

Le Centre Georges Pompidou (1997, 26’)

La Mediatheque de Sendai (2005, 26’)

Le Rolex Learning Center (2012, 26’)

L'Opera Garnier (2001, 26’)

L'Auditorium Building de Chicago (2002, 26’)

Auditorium Parco della Musica (2009, 43’)


      Architecture + Cinema

      Architecture + Cinema

      Cathedrals of Culture 3D

      Cathedrals of Culture 3D

      Sketches of Frank Gehry

      Sketches of Frank Gehry

      My Architect

      My Architect

      A tale of love and art, betrayal and forgiveness, where Nathaniel Kahn - the illegitimate son of legendary architect Louis Kahn - sets out on an epic 5-year journey around the world. His goal is to explore his father's legacy and the stunning beauty of his monumental work in an effort to reconcile the life and the work of this contradictory man.