BUILDING BASTILLE – THE TANGLED AND IMPROBABLE STORY OF THE OPERA BASTILLE
The year is 1982 and the newly elected French president François Mitterrand opens an anonymous international tender for the construction of an opera house in the iconic and historic former Bastille prison building in Paris. From over 700 projects received, there are three finalists, including one by the renowned architect Richard Meier… or so they think. In reality it is the project of a young and unknown Uruguayan architect by the name of Carlos Ott and, against all odds, he gets selected. With a great deal of humour and epic touches, Carlos Ott, his collaborators and those involved in the project reveal the fascinating and improbable story of the greatest case of mistaken identity and maximized opportunity in the history of modern architecture. But beyond the almost impossible construction of a building, BUILDING BASTILLE is a grand adventure, a story about perseverance and the sacrifices that come with success.
- May 10: 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Design Hub Barcelona VOSE Access by invitation.
- May 11: 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Girona Barcelona Cinemas Room A
- May 14: 4:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Cinemas Girona Room A
2021 · ENGLISH, FRENCH VOSE ·OV with Spanish subs. 76 MIN
TITLE: BUILDING BASTILLE
DIRECTOR: LEIF KALDOR
COUNTRIES: CANADÁ, FRANCE, URUGUA
WITH THE SUPPORT:
Leif Kaldor has written and directed international award-winning documentaries, but has also worked in radio, as a theatre director, as a screenwriter and as a record and music video producer. He has also been the creative force behind a range of interactive projects. From the Pentagon to the Shaolin Temple, the Mayan pyramids to the Paris Opera House, Leif Kaldor pursues great stories wherever they are.
TITLE: BUILDING BASTILLE – THE TANGLED AND IMPROBABLE STORY OF THE OPERA BASTILLE
DIRECTOR: Leif Kaldor
COUNTRIES OF PRODUCTION: Canadá, Francia, Uruguay
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS:
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam
Milano Design Film Festival
EYE FilmMuseum Amsterdam
LE FIFA Montreal, International Art Film Festival