Screening time  
27.02. / Friday, 21:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4  
01.03. / Sunday, 21:00 - 23:00 Theatre 1  
In this interesting 3D homage to architecture, six renowned directors have relived six iconic buildings, including Centre Pompidou in Paris and Berlin Philharmonics.

Six stunning buildings, six auteurs and the glorious possibilities of 3D come together in this inspired ode to the art of architecture. The Berliner Philharmonie concert hall (Wim Wenders), California’s Salk Institute (Robert Redford), the National Library in St. Petersburg (the late Michael Glawogger), Denmark’s Halden prison (Michael Madsen), the Oslo Opera House (Margreth Olin) and the Centre Pompidou in Paris (Karim Ainouz) are brought to life as never before.


Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen is a conceptual artist and director of the multiple award-winning Into Eternity (2010). Recent films include Halden Prison and part of Cathedrals of Culture initiated by Wim Wenders and screened at 2015 ZagrebDox. In addition, Michael has been guest lecturer at The Royal Danish Academy of Art, The Danish Film School, University of California, University of Western Sydney, School of Architecture, London.


Margareth Olin

Margreth Olin was born in Stranda, Norway, in 1970. Studied journalism and documentary filmmaking in Bergen and Oslo. She directs and produces documentaries and feature films and stages theatre plays. Her work focuses on social and political issues. Her first feature The Angel was the Norwegian Oscar entry in 2010. Her most recent documentary Nowhere Home received the Norwegian Film Award 2013.


Wim Wenders

Wim Wenders was born in 1945 in Düsseldorf, Germany. He came to international prominence as one of the pioneers of the New German Cinema during the 1970’s and is considered to be one of the most important figures in contemporary German film. In addition to his many prize-winning feature films, his work as a scriptwriter, director, producer, photographer and author also encompasses an abundance of innovative documentary films, international photo exhibitions and numerous monographs, film books and prose collections. He has three Academy Awards nominations for his documentaries: The Salt of the Earth (2014), Pina (2011), Buena Vista Social Club (1999). His latest documentary is Pope Francis: A Man of His Word (2018).


Michael Glawogger

Michael Glawogger was born in Graz, Austria, in 1959, died in 2014, Monrovia, Liberia. Studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Film Academy Vienna. As a filmmaker and writer, he moved back and forth between cinematic forms and genres. His last film Whores’ Glory completed his trilogy of essayist documentaries in 2011.


Robert Redford

Robert Redford was born in Santa Monica, USA, in 1936. He is an actor, film director, producer, and environmentalist. In 1981, he received an Oscar for his directorial film debut Ordinary People, and in 2001 received an honorary Oscar for his Sundance Film Institute work. His Sundance Institute and Film Festival nurtures innovative voices in independent film.


Karim Aïnouz

Karim Aïnouz was born in Fortaleza, Brazil, in 1966. Studied architecture in Brazilia and film in New York. He directs fiction and documentary films and teaches script writing. His art installations have been exhibited widely. His directorial debut Madame Sata screened in Un Certain Regard in Cannes in 2002. His new film Praia Do Futuro premieres in this year’s Berlinale Competition.

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Cathedrals of Culture

Denmark, France, Germany, USA, Austria, Japan, Norway
2014, 165'

Directed by:
Michael Madsen, Margareth Olin, Wim Wenders, Michael Glawogger, Robert Redford, Karim Aïnouz

Øystein Mamen, Wolfgang Thaler, Ali Olcay Gözkaya, Ed Lachman, Christian Rein

Edited by:
Søren Schumann, Kornelia Theune, Flemming Hedegaard Larsen, Tore Tomter

Karsten Fundal, Moby

Erwin M. Schmidt, Gian-Piero Ringel

Produced by:
Neue Road Movies, Final Cut for Real, Lotus Film, Mer Film, Les Films d’Ici 2, Sundance

Festivals & Awards:

Berlin International Film Festival 2014; Vancouver International Film Festival 2014; Chicago International Film Festival 2014; Toronto International Film Festival 2014