Don't miss Hiroshi Teshigahara's Antonio Gaudí, which runs December 19 – 25.

More than 130 years after construction began, the Sagrada Familia (“Holy Family”) basilica in Barcelona is only halfway complete. The brainchild of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí, who took over the project in 1883 and worked on it until his death (and now resides in its crypt), the church’s construction has spanned world wars, Franco’s regime, and dire economic downturns. Director Stefan Haupt assembles architects, art historians, and other authorities to recount the story of the Sagrada, which is inextricably bound to Gaudí’s own biography, comprising politics, cultural identity, and unorthodox architectural ideas. A testament to an artist’s imperishable vision, and how the beauty of creation lies as much in the process as the product. A First Run Features release.

Locarno Film Festival 2012
Seattle International Film Festival 2014

“A stirring ode to the creative power of people and their genuine ability, defying all kinds of adversity to work together to create something great.” —Irene Genhart, Landbote