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Cinemafest

Samurai Architect Tadao Ando

Director MIZUNO Shigenori
Info
  • Japan│
  • 2015│
  • 73min│
  • HD│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Documentary

Overview

Tadao Ando is a prominent architect of elegant concrete designs. When his sense of moderate and aesthetic combined in his works, people can see why he has been called the “Samurai Architect.”

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
354 2016. 05. 01 20:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 HEK12
645 2016. 05. 04 21:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 6 HEK12GV
821 2016. 05. 06 14:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) 8 HEK12

Review

Tadao Ando is a distinguished architect who gracefully deals with the materiality of concrete. There have been several documentaries on Tadao Ando’s world of architecture before. Samurai Architect Tadao Ando is different because it dissects the hard-to-summarize originality of Ando by closely examining his personal life. The documentary shows how this ex-boxer without any educational background was able to find a way to draw functionality and artistic values from the underestimated material, concrete, and to make it into an architectural structure. While exploring various sides of his philosophy, the film also depicts his charisma that overwhelms others almost like a dictator. The documentary also shows how Ando who seems rigid like a stone brings softness into his life and his artistic world. As one knows, architecture is both a field of art and a field of business, controlled by a client. How Ando deals with his life implicates the source of his sense of balance that allows him to pursue his own artistic goals while satisfying his clients’ needs. More than anything, his disciplined mindset that keeps him on the top to pursue the best will attract many viewers. (KIM Youngjin)

Credit

Director MIZUNO Shigenori
Producer IMAMURA Kenichi
Cinematography ARITOMI Ryu, FUKUTOMI Minoru
Editor Herbert HUNGER
Music Birger CLAUSEN

Director

MIZUNO Shigenori

Director and producer. Many of his documentaries have been shown on TV worldwide including J´etais a Fukushima(France 5), Miracle Planet(Discovery Canada, France 5) and The Second Wave(Canada CBC). Samurai Architect Tadao Ando is his first feature film.

Trailer

(Samurai Architect Tadao Ando) DIR. MIZUNO Shigenori

Tadao Ando is a prominent architect of elegant concrete designs. When his sense of moderate and aesthetic combined in his works, people can see why he has been called the “Samurai Architect.”