Catalan architect Antoni GaudÃ (1852â1926) designed some of the worldâs most astonishing buildings, interiors, and parks; Japanese director Hiroshi Teshigahara constructed some of the most aesthetically audacious films ever made. In Antonio GaudÃ, their artistry melds in a unique, enthralling cinematic experience. Less a documentary than a visual poem, Teshigaharaâs film takes viewers on a tour of GaudÃâs truly spectacular architecture, including his massive, still-unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada FamÃlia basilica in Barcelona. With camera work as bold and sensual as the curves of his subjectâs organic structures, Teshigahara immortalizes GaudÃ on film.
Interview with architect Arata Isozaki
GaudÃ, Catalunya, 1959, footage from director Hiroshi Teshigaharaâs first trip to Spain
Visions of Space: Antonio GaudÃ, a one-hour documentary on the architectâs life and work
A BBC program on GaudÃ by director Ken Russell
Sculptures by SofuâVita, 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