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Streetscapes [Dialogue]

Directed by Heinz Emigholz
Germany, 2017
Documentary
  • English
  • English, German
Heinz Emigholz's Streetscapes

Synopsis

A film director confides in his interlocutor. He talks about the working process, about creative blocks, about artistic crises and expressive forces. At some point, the idea takes hold that this conversation could be turned into a film. And this is the very film we’re watching the two of them in.

Our take

The third entry in Emigholz’s Streetscapes series, and perhaps the one that solves the mystery of it all! Uncharacteristically structured around fictionalized therapy sessions, this is a playful and illuminating experiment shedding light onto the director’s entire architecture-focused body of work.

Streetscapes [Dialogue] Directed by Heinz Emigholz

Critics reviews

The third film of the series, Streetscapes [Dialogue] is its obvious centerpiece, fascinating both as a retrospective introduction to Emigholz’s large body of work and as a radical divergence from and development of his practice. It is also, in a sense, a means to an end, insofar as the dialogue is precisely what made the entire series possible.
June 18, 2018
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It takes things further afield, into something approaching meta-therapeutic memoir. Comprised entirely of re-enacted conversations between Emigholz and trauma specialist Zohar Rubinstein, the film . . . acts at once as auto-portraiture and making-of documentary, with the actors chronicling Emigholz’s career and artistic principles across a variety of Uruguayan backdrops
March 24, 2017
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