CATHEDRALS OF CULTURE
by Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Ainouz
"If buildings could talk, what would they say about us?" Cathedrals of Culture offers six startling responses to this question. This 3D film project about the soul of buildings allows six iconic and very different buildings to speak for themselves, examining human life from the unblinking perspective of a manmade structure. Six acclaimed filmmakers bring their own visual style and artistic approach to the project. Buildings, they show us, are material manifestations of human thought and action: the Berlin Philharmonic, an icon of modernity; the National Library of Russia, a kingdom of thoughts; Halden Prison, the world’s most humane prison; the Salk Institute, a scientific monastery on the California coast; the Oslo Opera House, a futuristic symbiosis of art and life; and the Centre Pompidou, a modern culture machine. Cathedrals of Culture explores how each of these landmarks reflects our culture and guards our collective memory.
Germany, Denmark, Austria, Norway, France
Neue Road Movies presents a Neue Road Movies production
Directed by Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Michael Madsen, Robert Redford, Margreth Olin, Karim Ainouz
Produced by Erwin M. Schmidt, Gian-Piero Ringel
Executive Producer: Wim Wenders
Co-produced by Anne Köhncke, Signe Byrge Sørensen, Tommy Pridnig, Peter Wirthensohn, Maria Ekerhovd, Charlotte Uzu, Laura Michalchyshyn, Sidney Beaumont, Nobuya Wazaki, Kayo Washio
Director of Stereography: Joséphine Derobe
In co-production with Final Cut for Real, Lotus Film, Mer Film, Les Films d’Ici 2, Sundance Productions / RadicalMedia, WOWOW, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg
In collaboration with Arte, ORF Film/Fernsehabkommen
With the support of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Danish Film Institute, Österreichisches Filminstitut, Norwegian Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Filmstandort Austria, Aide aux Nouvelles Technologies du CNC, Fritt Ord, Dreyers Fond, MEDIA Programme of the European Union
BERLINALE 2014〡SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014〡CINEMA DU REEL 2014〡NORWEGIAN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL 2014〡DOCVILLE 2014〡BELDOCS 2014〡BIOGRAFILM 2014〡TRANSILVANIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014〡EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014〡DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014〡DOKUFEST KOSOVO 2014〡ESPOO FILM FESTIVAL〡DOK FEST MUNICH 2014〡DMZ 2014〡VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014〡RIO FILM FESTIVAL 2014〡CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014〡TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2014〡FESTIVAL ON WHEELS 2014〡ZAGREBDOX 2015〡DOCS AGAINST GRAVITY 2015〡SAO PAOLO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2015
"Clever, coy, precious, stirring, it’s a film of many moods."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Provides moments of beauty and brilliance."
"A cerebral, mightily engrossing coming together of great architecture and great filmmakers."