Parabeton - Pier Luigi Nervi und Römischer Beton

Parabeton - Pier Luigi Nervi und Römischer Beton

Deutschland 2011, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Heinz Emigholz has been working on the "Architecture as Autobiography" series since 1993, recounting the biographies of individual architects by means of their buildings and creating a diary of his own cinematic approach to these spaces. The third autobiography in the series deals with modern architecture. For the grand finale, he covers a broad historical spectrum: PARABETON tells of the great Roman concrete buildings from the start of the Common Era and compares them with Pier Luigi Nervi’s work, the Italian master of concrete construction. As concrete can be made into many different shapes, the buildings and the domes, slopes and spiral staircases they contain have an innovative, seminal quality. Those familiar with Emigholz's work will note that the skewed camera angles used in the past are replaced by straight-on views. Moreover, the ancient constructions seem more dynamic than those of the last century. Almost devoid of people, the images we know from his preceding films make the ruins from the 1930s to the 70s, the familiar cement constructions of daily life with their play of light and shadow or even the Pope’s Audience Hall appear more ghostly than the famous sights of the ancient world.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Heinz Emigholz
Screenplay:Heinz Emigholz (Konzept)
Translation:Luca Pisciotta
Director of photography:Heinz Emigholz
Assistant camera:Till Beckmann
Editing:Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann
Sound design:Christian Obermaier
Sound:Markus Ruff
Audio mixing:Stephan Konken
Production company:Filmgalerie 451 (Berlin)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Irene von Alberti, Frieder Schlaich
Producer (TV):Reinhard Wulf (WDR)
Production assistant:Markus Ruff, Luca Pisciotta
Post-production:Till Beckmann
Shoot:03.2011-05.2011: Italien und Frankreich
Original distributor:Filmgalerie 451 (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg)
Length:100 min
Format:HDCam, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (IT): 09.2011, Venedig, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 12.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 31.05.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Parabeton - Pier Luigi Nervi und Römischer Beton
Gesamttitel (DE) Aufbruch der Moderne
Weiterer Titel (DE) Parabeton - Work in Progress
Reihentitel (DE) Photografie und jenseits

Versions

Original

Length:100 min
Format:HDCam, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (IT): 09.2011, Venedig, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 12.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 31.05.2012