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Cathedrals of Culture

Cathedrals of Culture
  • 2014
  • Germany
  • 165 min
  • PG

A collection of six short films from six acclaimed directors, each focusing on a different world-famous building.

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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.

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Cathedrals of Culture

23 Jun 20143 stars

A '3D film project about the soul of buildings' featuring moments of inspiration and poignancy

This documentary portmanteau film comes laden with a pretentious subtitle (‘a 3D film project about the soul of buildings’) and a 165-minute running time, but for audiences willing to dive in regardless, it’s an interesting and unique film experience…

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