Antonio Gaudi

Film/Video

Image courtesy of Janus Films

Antonio Gaudi

Hiroshi Teshigahara, 1985

Kinema Japan

This series takes viewers to Japan, with selections that encompass the entire spectrum of Japanese filmmaking, from samurai classics to sci-fi stunners. Like last summer’s<em>Cinema italiano</em>series, it is intended as an introduction and homage to one of the world’s great film traditions. We’ve included works by some of the most revered Japanese directors, including Yasujiro Ozu and Akira Kurosawa, and by contemporary filmmakers, including Takashi Miike and Hirokazu Kore-Eda, as well as other films that represent Japan’s vital film history across several eras and genres.

Thu, Aug 18, 2011 7 PM

"If any film could be described as an architectural symphony, it is Hiroshi Teshigahara's 1984 movie Antonio Gaudí."—New York Times

Hiroshi Teshigahara made some of the most audacious films of the last century (including Woman in the Dunes), so who better to capture on film the astonishing buildings and interiors of Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí? Viewers are taken on an unforgettable tour of Gaudí's masterpieces (including the unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona) through Teshigahara's exquisite cinematography and sensual camera movements. One of the greatest documentaries about an artist's work ever made! (72 mins., 35mm)

Copresented by Ohio State's East Asian Studies Center.

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