Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

United States | 2016 | 68 min
English | Subtitles in English
Cinematography: Eric Saarinen
Editing: Liem Kris, Adam Zucker
Narration: Blythe Danner, Franzen Peter
Producer: Peter Rosen
Composer: Moby
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FIFA Competition


Presented in partnership with Provencher_Roy

Quebec Premiere

This documentary provides an intimate look at the life of Finno-American Eero Saarinen (1910-1961), an iconic figure of modern architecture and furniture design. In company of his son Eric, discover the works of a visionary who graced us with American monuments deemed national historic sites, such as the General Motors Technical Center in Michigan and the TWA Flight Center at John-F.-Kennedy International Airport in New York. However, he was also known for his furniture pieces, like the famous Tulip chair. In this cinematic portrait, the images filmed by drones reveal the magnitude of his work and shine a light on the dedication and passion that inhabited a man gone too soon.


Peter Rosen

Peter Rosen graduated from the University of Yale and has been on the cinema field since the 1980s. He has produced and directed over 100 full-length films and has worked directly with some of the most important figures in the arts. He won the prestigious Directors Guild of America Award in 1990. He collaborated with leading figures from the arts, such as Leonard Bernstein and Placido Domingo.
Filmography | Gordon Getty: There Will Be Music (2015) ; Touching the Sound: The Improbable Journey of Nobuyuki Tsujii (2013) ; The Cliburn: 50 Years of Gold (2012) ; Nobuyuki Tsujii Live at Carnegie Hall (2011) ; A Surprise in Texas (2010) ; Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio in the Red Shoes (2008) ; Shadows in Paradise (2008) ; A Workshop for Peace (2006) ; Who Gets to Call it Art? (2006) ; Khachaturian (2003) ; Playing on the Edge (2001-2002).

Screenings playing this movie

Centre Canadien d’Architecture – Théâtre Paul-Desmarais / Canadian Centre for Architecture – Paul-Desmarais Theatre
Screening # 6
Presented by Provencher Roy
Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future
FIFA Competition

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

United States | 68 min | 2016

English | Subtitles in English

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FIFA Special Screenings

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France | 53 min | 2017

French | Subtitles in French