Parabeton - Pier Luigi Nervi und Römische Beton

  • 100'
  • Germany
  • 2012
Part 19 is the first Photography and Beyond feature to consider its auteur within an allegorical framework. Parabeton - Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete explores 15 buildings created from plans drawn up by Pier Luigi Nervi (occasionally with a fellow architect) alongside another nine erected by anonymous Roman master builders between the 1st century BC and the 4th AD. Are the latter mere remnants, or time capsules in concrete? Are we coming back to a moment in time - if we ever left it, that is? Concrete, here, becomes the essence of civilization. The last Nervi building is the Papal Audience Hall, the final Roman Mausoleum. Sic transit gloria mundi, forever and ever, Amen. Still, there’s something exhilarating and uplifting in all these buildings - an early springlike breeze; time and again pleasantly warm and soothing sunlight, reminiscent of the air in Sullivan’s Banks.
Director
Heinz Emigholz
Country of production
Germany
Production Year
2012
Festival Edition
IFFR 2014
Length
100'
Medium
DCP
International title
Parabeton - Pier Luigi Nervi and Roman Concrete
Language
no dialogue
Producers
Frieder Schlaich, Irene von Alberti
Production Companies
Filmgalerie 451, WDR, ZDF - Film Department 3sat
Sales
Patra Spanou Film Marketing & Consulting
Screenplay
Heinz Emigholz
Cinematography
Heinz Emigholz
Editor
Heinz Emigholz, Till Beckmann
Sound Design
Christian Obermaier
Website
http://pym.de