Cathedrals of Culture: Centre Pompidou

Karim Aïnouz, Germany, 2014

24 min.Documentary

Centre Pompidou, designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in 1977 is both a democratic promise and a playful utopia, offering a wide array of culture to a wide array of visitors. Like an airport brimming with the excited energy of travelers embarking on journeys, the Centre pulses with the anticipatory thrill of visitors heading to art galleries, archives and libraries, performance spaces, cinemas, a restaurant and a viewing platform. Karim Ainouz¿s "Centre Pompidou" imagines a day in the life of the Parisian landmark, moving through its futuristic glass-tube escalators, pausing at its dramatic views of Paris and vast modern art collections, and exploring its hidden chambers. Pompidou is like a huge magnet in the middle of the city, and the film captures the building's appeal to its diverse visitors: local and foreign, fresh initiates and long-time regulars.
Basic information Credits
Original title Cathedrals of Culture: Centre Pompidou
Danish title Kulturkatedraler: Centre Pompidou
Director Karim Aïnouz
Screenplay Karim Aïnouz
Producer Charlotte Uzu
Director of Photography Ali Olcay Gözkaya
Editor Toni Froschhammer
Composer Al Laufeld
Production country Germany, France
Dialogue language English
Danish festival release 29.03.2014, DR Byen, Copenhagen Architecture Festival 2014
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Neue Road Movies


Direction Karim Aïnouz


Script Karim Aïnouz


Producer Charlotte Uzu


Director of Photography Ali Olcay Gözkaya
Director of Stereography Joséphine Derobe


Stills Ali Olcay Gözkaya


Editing Toni Froschhammer


Music Al Laufeld

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