Documentary 'Mies on scene. Barcelona in two acts' - Fundació Mies van der Rohe

Documentary ‘Mies on scene. Barcelona in two acts’

The Barcelona Pavilion, the masterpiece with which Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and Lilly Reich staged their revolutionary ideas in 1929, changed the History of architecture forever. It only existed for eight months but paradoxically its image was always alive in the minds of generations of architects around the world, becoming one of their greatest influences. The Pavilion is still surrounded by myths and questions that this documentary addresses. It frames the building in a portrait in two acts of the Barcelona that made possible its construction in 1929 and its reconstruction in 1986. We immerse ourselves in a reflection on the transformative capacity of art, the emotional perception of space and the concept of masterpiece.

Mies on Scene: Barcelona in two acts is at the official selection of the following festivals:

Best Art Documentary: Fresh Stream Experimental Film Festival 2018 – US

Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam 2018 – Netherlands

Architecture + Design Film Festival Winnipeg 2018 – Canada

DocsBarcelona International Documentary Film Festival 2018 – Spain

Beirut Art Film Festival 2018 – Lebanon

Lund International Architecture Film Festival 2018 – Sweden

Santa Cruz International Film Festival 2018 – Argentina

Around International Film Festival 2018 – Spain

Cerdanya International Film Festival 2018 – Spain

Sydney Architecture Festival 2018 – Australia

Adff NY – USA

Hay Festival Segovia – Spain

Milano Design Film Festival 2018 – Italy

– winner at Master of Arts Film Festival 2019 – Bulgaria


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A Fundació Mies van der Rohe & Nihao Films documentary

Directed by: Pep Martín & Xavi Campreciós
Producers: Anna Ramos, Antoni Garijo, Ivan Blasi, Pep Martín, Xavi Campreciós
Screenplay: Ivan Blasi, Anna Sala Giralt, Xavi Campreciós, Pep Martín
Music: Marc Mas
Sound: Brendan Golden, Blai Barba
Cinematography and editing: Pep Martín & Xavi Campreciós

Technical Information

Country of production: Spain
Year of production: 2018
Duration:  57 minutes
Original languages: English, Spanish, Catalan, German
Screening format: DCP. (Subtitle versions: English, Spanish, Catalan)
Format: 16:9
Shot in: Barcelona (Spain), New York (USA)
Production companies: Nihao Films, Fundació Mies van der Rohe


Setembre 2018

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