ArCH Film Festival at HCAF
One of the most iconic and enduring human structures ever built, Barcelona’s La Sagrada Familia is a unique and fascinating architectural project conceived by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. More than 125 years later after construction began, the basilica still remains unfinished.
Haupt’s stunning documentary celebrates Gaudi’s vision and the continuing work of countless laborers, artisans, designers, and architects as they strive to complete the colossal project while delving into the mysterious process of artistic creation.
A peaceful and gently stirring documentary that considers faith and architecture and human achievement in something like geologic time. Director Stefan Haupt persuades viewers to surrender to a place, to a vision, and to a scale of thinking beyond our own lives.
– Alan Scherstuhl, The Village Voice
Directed by Stefan Haupt
Written by Stefan Haupt
Cinematography by Patrick Lindenmaier
Editing by Christof Schertenleib
Music by J.P. Goljadkin
Cast: Jordi Bonet i Armengol, Etsuro Sotoo, Anna Huber
Running time: 90 mins