Antonio Gaudí

Edition no. 425

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Licensor
Toho Co.
Directed by: Hiroshi Teshigahara
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. Here their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Less a documentary than a visual poem, Teshigahara’s Antonio Gaudí takes viewers on a tour of Gaudí’s truly spectacular architecture, including his massive, still-unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona. With camera work as bold and sensual as the curves of his subject’s organic structures, Teshigahara immortalizes Gaudí on film.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Japanese 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 2 Discs |  DVD-5/DVD-9
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Supplements

  • New video interview with architect Arata Isozaki
  • Gaudí, Catalunya, 1959, footage from director Hiroshi Teshigahara’s first trip to Spain
  • Visions of Space: Antonio Gaudí, a one-hour documentary on the architect’s life and work
  • A BBC program on Gaudí by director Ken Russell
  • Sculptures by Sofu—Vita, a short film by Teshigahara on the sculpture of his father, Sofu Teshigahara
  • Original theatrical trailer
  • A booklet featuring a new essay by art historian Dore Ashton, a reminiscence by Hiroshi Teshigahara, and Hiroshi and Sofu discussing their trip to the West

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Release Credits

Artwork: Sarah Habibi
Producer: Kate Elmore

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