Antonio Gaudí Film Still

Antonio Gaudí

Hiroshi Teshigahara

 
Antonio Gaudí (Criterion DVD)

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  • Japan
  • 1984
  • 72 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • Japanese
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  • Spine #425

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.

Disc Features

SPECIAL EDITION DOUBLE-DISC SET

  • New, restored high-definition digital transfer
  • 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
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: 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

    New cover by Sarah Habibi

Film Essays

Antonio Gaudí: Border Crossings

By Dore Ashton March 17, 2008

During the Second World War, when Hiroshi Teshigahara was a schoolboy, Japan’s cities—above all his hometown, Tokyo—were mercilessly firebombed. He, and his future associates in countless . . . Read more »

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Film Essays

Antonio Gaudí: Border Crossings

By Dore Ashton March 17, 2008

During the Second World War, when Hiroshi Teshigahara was a schoolboy, Japan’s cities—above all his hometown, Tokyo—were mercilessly firebombed. He, and his future associates in countless . . . Read more »