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PERRET IN FRANCE AND ALGERIA

Perret in Frankreich und Algerien

Directed by Heinz Emigholz
Germany, 2012
Documentary
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      No subtitles

Synopsis

The film shows 30 buildings and ensembles by the French architects and construction engineers Auguste and Gustave Perret. Working in parallel to the execution of numerous construction projects in France, the brothers were also building under conditions of colonialism in North Africa.

Our take

This meditative essay film from prolific documentarian Heinz Emigholz investigates the relationship between Perret’s modernist structures and the volatile environments in which they were created. Juxtaposing images from twin locales, Emigholz draws out a biographical commentary from the work itself.

Synopsis

The film shows 30 buildings and ensembles by the French architects and construction engineers Auguste and Gustave Perret. Working in parallel to the execution of numerous construction projects in France, the brothers were also building under conditions of colonialism in North Africa.

Perret in France and AlgeriaDirected byHeinz Emigholz
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Locarno International Film Festival
2012

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