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Spotlight: Architecture X Design

This year’s partnership with the Chicago Architecture Biennial continues the Festival’s tradition of curating engaging films and events that address innovators and issues related to architecture and design, from revealing portraits of pioneering figures to inspiring tributes to world-building production designers.


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Fordlandia Malaise

Susana de Sousa Dias  |   Portugal
Documentary, Historical, Political
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Frank Gehry: Building Justice

Ultan Guilfoyle  |   United States
Art/Film, Documentary, Political
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House of Cardin

P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes  |  United States, France
Art/Film, Biopic, Documentary, LGBTQ
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The New Bauhaus

Alysa Nahmias  |   United States
Art/Film, Documentary, Historical
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Notre Dame

Valérie Donzelli  |   France
Art/Film, Comedy
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Renzo Piano, Architect of Light

Carlos Saura  |   Spain
Art/Film, Documentary

Short Film: “Brick Maker” Ladrillero

Gastón Calivari  |   Argentina

Short Film: “In Between”

Samir Karahoda  |   Kosovo

Short Film: “Julio Iglesias’s House” La casa de Julio Iglesias

Natalia Marín  |   Spain

Short Film: “Omarska”

Varun Sasindran  |   France

Shorts 9: Building Something Out Of Something

Various  |   Argentina, Canada, France, Kosovo, Qatar
Documentary, Historical, Political

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