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4th DMZ Docs(2012)

I AM DOCU



How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?

Norberto López AMADO, Carlos CARCAS

  • UK, Spain
  • 2010
  • 78min
  • HD
  • color

Synopsis

A first feature film focused on the architect Norman Foster. The film talks about architecture, why it matters, and how difficult it is to do it well. Norman Foster has rewritten the rules of architecture. His vision and unswerving passion for excellence have created some of the most exceptional structures of our times. Architecture comes alive. Foster’s projects are photographed in a cinematic style that seeks to bring the spectacular nature of their size and scale to the big screen. The film is for everybody who has ever been excited by a work of art, or who has understood that some spaces have special qualities that others do not share. It’s for everybody who has been excited by the daring of a bridge, jutting out into space, or by the spectacle of a skyscraper that can define the identity of a city. It portrays how the world of art has influenced Foster and how Foster has brought the world of art into his design. Art, for the sake of the pleasure if gives and how, when combined with architecture, it leads to something greater and more uplifting that the sum of the two. It celebrates the special qualities of some of the most extraordinary structures of our times, and explores what it was that made them possible.

Review

Director

  • Norberto López AMADO

    Norberto López Amado has been working on diverse projects in cinema, TV, and advertising. After working for EFE news agency, he moved into film directing documentaries and short feature-films. His first feature film, They’re Watching, was a commercial success and was well received by critics worldwide.  How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (2010) They’re Watching (2002) Between Shadows (1998) The Spirit of the Moon (1993)​ 

  • Carlos CARCAS

    Carlos Carcas is an independent documentary filmmaker based in Madrid. He began working in film production after graduating from Boston University’s College of Communication. He worked for several years for the international press agency, WTN, as a freelance cameraman.  How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? (2010)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerElena OCHOA
  • Screenwriter Deyan SUDJIC
  • Cinematography Valentin ALVAREZ
  • Editor Paco COZAR

Production Company / Distributor / Sales

Production Company  Art Commissioners 

Distributor/Sales  Dogwoof

Address  211 Hatton Square Business Estate, 16 Baldwins Gardens London EC1N 7RJ UK

Tel  44 207 831 7252

E-mail  info@dogwoof.com​