Seventeen buildings by 20th century Italian civil-engineer Pier Luigi Nervi are shown, sometimes interrupted by studies of large Roman structures. The film relates Nervi’s path-breaking constructions with the pioneering Roman inventions in his field 2000 years ago.
The first film in his Decampment of Modernism series, Parabeton makes for a striking introduction to the architectural studies of Heinz Emigholz. Free from narration, the purposeful sound design and judicious compositions are free to assert their patient rhythms to cumulatively meaningful ends.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Jørgen Leth,Lars von Trier, 2003, Denmark
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States
Stuart Samuels, 2005, Canada