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A film by Stefan Haupt

94 minutes, documentary, color, 2014
In Catalan, Spanish, French & German w/ English subtitles

DVD Extras: 6 Short Films: Entering Sagrada FamiliaA Very Unusual Construction Process My First Memories with Architect Jordi Bonet Through the Temple with a Theologian When I First Came to BarcelonaOn Stadiums and Cathedrals

One of the most iconic structures ever conceived, Barcelona's La Sagrada Familia is an astonishing architectural project first imagined by Antoni Gaudi in the late 19th century. The documentary Sagrada: The Mystery of Creation celebrates Gaudi's vision while exploring the continuing work of the thousands of artisans and laborers, as they strive to complete the colossal basilica.

Despite ongoing construction, La Sagrada Familia has been admired by art historians for decades. Pulitzer Prize winner Paul Goldberger called it "the most extraordinary personal interpretation of Gothic architecture since the Middle Ages."

The film explores the basilica's quiet ambiance as it peers into nooks and crannies and listens to those who have devoted their lives to work on it. This unhurried, meticulous investigation allows the audience time to observe, perceive, and reflect upon the historical and spiritual significance of this glorious landmark while gaining deep insight into the ongoing process of artistic creation.

2014 Theatrical Release

“A sensory experience of sublime beauty.” - Le Nouvelliste

A peaceful and gently stirring documentary that considers faith and architecture and human achievement in something like geologic time. Director Stefan Haupt persuades viewers to surrender to a place, to a vision, and to a scale of thinking beyond our own lives." - Village Voice

“Vividly informative... loving, comprehensive.” - Film Journal International

“We, as viewers, are immersed in the ongoing creation of a work of art, one that may not be finished for decades yet.” - Christianity Today

“The film accomplishes something sublime by examining what goes into the construction of such a massive, multigenerational project. It does nothing less than show the human desire to serve, to pick up where others left off, to contribute to something larger than themselves, to leave something for others to carry forward.” - Extra Criticum

UPC: 720229916493 | Catalog #: FRF916493D | $27.95 | Street: May 12
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