Directors’ Showcase / UK premiere

Cathedrals of Culture [3D]

  • Karim Aïnouz, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Wim Wenders, Margreth Olin /
  • Germany /
  • 2014 /
  • 165 mins

Documentary / English

If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?

This 3D project from six acclaimed filmmakers allows six iconic and very different buildings to speak for themselves. Bringing their own visual styles and artistic approaches to the project, the directors examine architecture as the material manifestation of human thought and action. The six buildings are the Berlin Philharmonic, the National Library of Russia, Halden Prison in Norway (called the world’s most humane prison), the Salk Institute in coastal California, the futuristic Oslo Opera House and the Centre Pompidou, each a guardian of our collective memory. [PG]

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