In Media Res
(Luciana Fina, Portugal, 2013, digibeta, 72 min)
Monday, Nov 03 at 07:00PM
In the 1950s, Portuguese architect Manuel Tainha grew up as a young architect in Lisbon's exciting modernist movement, and later became an acclaimed professor, going on to create work that subverted established standards for architectural form.
More than a biographical documentary about a renowned architect, In Media Res creates dialog between space and time, filmmaker and viewer, inside and outside, architecture and other art forms.
For Tainha, concepts of space, time, and movement are fodder for artistic play rather than "absolute concepts"in response, Fina (drawing on scenes from The Mind Benders, a 1963 thriller by Basil Dearden) flexes the documentary form as a way to playfully experience the boundaries between worlds of representation, design, feeling and language.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
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