One of the world’s most prolific modern architects, Sir Norman Foster, has designed renowned buildings and landmarks such as the Great Court of the British Museum, New York’s Hearst Building, Berlin’s Reichstag building and London’s ‘The Gherkin’. In How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr Foster? Deyan Sudjic, director of the Design Museum in London, narrates a journey through Foster’s life work. Coupled with sweeping shots and breathtaking views of Foster’s most well-known buildings, this film looks at what makes the great man tick, and unearths the sources of his many inspirations.
Part of Cinema and the City, 1-30 May 2011, Watershed, Bristol
‘Find a city. Find myself a city to live in.’ Talking Heads, Cities.
Cinema is a potent medium for defining the way we think about cities whether it is the futuristic cityscape of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis or the realism of Rosellini’s war-torn Rome Open City. The city in cinema offers both a real and imaginary space.
As part of Festival of Ideas, Watershed presents five films that each rely on the city they are set in but also shape and define it in our imagination – from London (Night and the City) to Shanghai (Code 46) via New York (Do The Right Thing) to Mumbai (Slumdog Millionaire) and Berlin (Wings of Desire).
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