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A Very Gaudí Holiday

It’s a tradition. Every year at Christmastime, the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago resurrects Hiroshi Teshigahara’s exquisite documentary cum visual poem Antonio Gaudí for a weeklong engagement. This largely wordless film, which shows us the beautiful and grand creations in Barcelona by the legendary Catalan architect, may seem an unlikely holiday favorite, but there is surely something transcendent, even holy, about the images in it. The film begins its run December 20 and ends December 26. Check out a scene below and see how Teshigahara’s camera caresses the contours of the incredible Casa Batlló.

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