• PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

    PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

    Decampment of Modernism – Part II / Photography and beyond – Part 20 / Architecture as Autobiography

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  • PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

    PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

    Decampment of Modernism – Part II / Photography and beyond – Part 20 / Architecture as Autobiography

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  • PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

    PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

    Decampment of Modernism – Part II / Photography and beyond – Part 20 / Architecture as Autobiography

    license film
  • PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

    PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

    Decampment of Modernism – Part II / Photography and beyond – Part 20 / Architecture as Autobiography

    license film
  • PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

    PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

    Decampment of Modernism – Part II / Photography and beyond – Part 20 / Architecture as Autobiography

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PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

Decampment of Modernism – Part II / Photography and beyond – Part 20 / Architecture as Autobiography

a film by Heinz Emigholz

PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

Germany | 2014 | 110:00 min

Formal Categories

Biography / Portrait Arts

Content Categories

Documentary
Synopsis
The film PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA presents thirty buildings and architectural ensembles of the French architects and construction engineers Auguste and Gustave Perret. Auguste Perret has masterfully refined concrete construction in the implementation of his projects and instilled in them a classical expression. Working in parallel to the execution of numerous construction projects in France, Perret was building under conditions of colonialism in North Africa. The film traces this division chronologically. The buildings erected in Algeria from 1912 until 1952 are for the first time the subject of a film, as are the ones built in France. The edifices of Perret in France and their continued existence in the present are thus juxtaposed to his projects realized in North Africa. A differentiated interaction with the "architectural heritage" in diverging cultures thereby becomes visible. The fate of Western architectural modernism along with its symbolic value and sustainability in the everyday interaction with its resulting products in varying social conditions and landscapes comes into view.
Festivals/Awards
Locarno, Kaunas, Vancouver, Viennale, Duisburg, Paris, MOMA / N.Y.C.
Cast and Crew
  • Director Heinz Emigholz
  • Producer Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
  • Director of Photography Heinz Emigholz
  • Editor Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann (SPIELKINDER)
Original Languages

German

Production Company
Filmgalerie 451
Saarbrücker Straße 24, 10405 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 33982800

Fax: +49 30 33982810

info@filmgalerie451.de
http://filmgalerie451.de
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