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Antonio Gaudí -- Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí (1852-1926) designed some of the world's most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made. With camera work as bold and sensual as the curves of his subject's organic structures, Teshigahara immortalizes Gaudí on film.


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Hiroshi Teshigahara's camera takes us over, under, around, and into buildings and a park designed by Antonio Gaudí (1852 - 1926)... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Isidro Puig Boada ... Himself
Seiji Miyaguchi ... Boada (voice)

Directed by
Hiroshi Teshigahara 
Produced by
Noriko Nomura .... producer
Hiroshi Teshigahara .... executive producer
Original Music by
Shinji Hori 
Kurôdo Môri 
Tôru Takemitsu 
Cinematography by
Junichi Segawa 
Ryu Segawa 
Yoshikazu Yanagida 
Film Editing by
Hiroshi Teshigahara 
Eiko Yoshida 

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USA:72 min
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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Serene yet hauntingly beautiful, 22 November 2002
Author: wob wobelix from amsterdam

Is this a documentary ?

Of course it is not, since there are no voice-overs, obtrusive commentaries and no polemics.

Yes, sure it is, because it gives a lot of background and insight to a unique artist, who, although legend has it, did not came out of the blue. Nature provided him with a lot of inspiration, and the movie shows some architects of the same epoque and generation, who try to go the same way Gaudi did.

With a handful of explaining subtitles and one interview director/producer/editor Hiroshi Teshigahara (don't miss his incredible WOMAN IN THE DUNES) shows it all in a wonderful way in this 'documentary or is it a feature', in which the music of Toru Takemitsu is never on the foreground but inescapable present.

Watching this picture will give the viewer the shortest 73 minutes of his or hers live. Is there nothing wrong then... Well, every now and then there are too many dark corners, but to paraphrase Cinematographer Nestor Almendros: Darkness stimulates the viewers mind, and maybe even his imagination. And camera-movements are neat but a bit crude. But of course, truely gifted camera-operators like Alessandro Bolognesi & Erwin Steen were too young in '84 to help the Japanese Maestro out.

Thank you Antoni Gaudi; thank you Catalunia. Thank You Teshigahara and Takemitsu.

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