• Architecton

    Architecton



  • Architecton

    Architecton



  • Architecton

    Architecton



  • Architecton

    Architecton



  • Architecton

    Architecton



Architecton

a film by Victor Kossakovsky

Architecton

Germany, France | 2024 | 98:00 min

Formal Categories

History Human Interest Arts

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
From filmmaker Victor Kossakovsky (Gunda, Aquarela) comes an epic, intimate and poetic meditation on architecture and how the design and construction of buildings from the ancient past reveal our destruction — and offer hope for survival and a way forward.
Centering on a landscape project by the Italian architect Michele de Lucci, Kossakovsky uses the circle to reflect on the rise and fall of civilizations, capturing breathtaking imagery from the temple ruins of Baalbek in Lebanon, dating back to AD 60, to the recent destruction of cities in Turkey following a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in early 2023.
Rocks and stone connect the disparate societies, from ghostly monoliths stuck in the earth to tragic heaps of concrete rubble waiting to be hauled off and repurposed anew. Through Kossakovsky’s inquisitive lens, the grandeur and folly of humanity and its precarious relationship with nature posits the urgent question: How do we build, and how can we build better, before it’s too late?

With: Michele de Lucchi, Mauro Mella, Davide Alioli, Nick Steur, Abdul Nabi Al-Afi
Festivals/Awards
2024
74 BERLINALE Competition
Cast and Crew
  • Director Victor Kossakovsky
  • Producer Heino Deckert
  • Director of Photography Ben Bernhard (BVK)
  • Protagonist Michele De Lucchi (Architect)
  • Editor Victor Kossakovsky, Ainara Vera
  • Sound Alexander Dudarev
  • Score Evgueni Galperine
  • Other Andrew Efimov (Timelab Pro drone filming), Artem Chirukhin (DOP drone filming)
Original Languages

Italian

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