This is the trailer for "An architect in the landscape", a documentary directed by Carlos Lopez.
You may buy the dvd of the full film there : http://tinyurl.com/dvdArchiEn
What space does the urban environment around us leave for imagination, feelings, for our humanity? This question is at the heart of George Descombes’ approach to landscape architecture. From the Swiss Way forest path to the redevelopment of an area near Amsterdam that was destroyed following a plane crash, Descombes’ creations raise the issue of the appropriateness of intervention. Georges Descombes, along with some of his fellow travelers such as Dutch Architect Herman Hertzberger and French landscape designer Michel Corajoud, talk about their work and cast a scathing eye over a contemporary architecture that has alienated itself from everyday life. A poetic and philosophical journey, this is a film for a general audience.
« We can live without philosophy, without music, without love...but not so well. We can live with architecture devoid of any artistic element, but not so well. »
Festival selections :
- ITZON TV Film Festival 2011
- BAFICI 2010 (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independente)
- MID 2010 (Muestra Internacional Documental) Bogotà, Colombia.
CREDITS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATIONS
Director : Carlos Lopez
Production : Benjamin Poumey
With support from : la Ville de Genève-Département de la Culture, Le Fonds REGIO Films, République et Canton de Genève-Département de l'Instruction Publique & Bourse Stagiare DIP/Fonction : Cinéma, La Loterie Romande, La commune de Lancy, La commune de Confignon.
Cinematography : Denis Jutzeler
Sound : Rudy Decelière
Editing : Damian Plandolit
Duration : 60 mn
Shooting Format : DVC Pro HD
Screening Format : Beta Digital
Language : French, Swiss German, Dutch
Subtitles available : English, German, Spanish
Contact : Benjamin Poumey / C-side Productions. +41 22 800 38 90 / firstname.lastname@example.org