The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Architecture of Infinity

Switzerland | 2018 | 85 min
German, English, Portuguese | Subtitles in French
Cinematography: Ramón Giger
Editing: Marina Wernli
Participation: Cristina Iglesias, Jojo Mayer, Peter Märkli, Álvaro Siza Vieira, James Turrell, Peter Zumthor
Producer: Brigitte Hofer, Cornelia Seitler
Script: Samuel Ammann, Christoph Schaub
Sound: Peter Bräker, Jan Illing, Jaques Kieffer, Reto Stamm
Composer: Jacob Bergson, Jojo Mayer
Director: Christoph Schaub
Categories :
FIFA Competition


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Quebec Premiere

Since childhood by sacred buildings, filmmaker Christoph Schaub (1958) draws the viewer into his meditative universe and explores how architecture reflects the infinite. The different perspectives voiced in this thoughtful, immersive look at religious heritage lead us to rethink our relationship with our built environment and the great beyond. Without erring into religious debate, this film contemplates the spiritual force at the heart of architecture, fine arts and nature.

Locarno Film Festival, Panorama Suisse, Switzerland (2019)
DOK Leipzig International Competition, Germany (2018)
DocAviv, Israel (2019)
Vancouver International Filmfestival, Canada (2019)
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (2019)
Architecture and Design Film Festival, New York , USA (2019)


Christoph Schaub

Born in 1958 in Zurich. With almost thirty fiction and documentary films Christoph Schaub now belongs to the most influential and active Swiss filmmakers. He directed several documentaries devoted to architectural themes such as SANTIAGO CALATRAVA'S TRAVELS (2000) or BIRD'S NEST - HERZOG & DE MEURON IN CHINA (2008) both selected for the Locarno Festival. For his fiction film JULIA'S DISAPPEARANCE (2009) Schaub received the Audience Award at the Locarno Festival.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Millions Can Walk (2013) ; Nachtlärm (2012) ; Giulias Verschwinden (2009) ; Happy New Year (2008) ; Jeune Homme (2006)

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