One of the most captivating chapters in the development of modern architecture - the story of Erich Mendelsohn
This film is a cinematic meditation about the untold story of Erich Mendelsohn whose life and career was as enigmatic and tragic as the path of the century.
He drew sketches on tiny pieces of paper and sent them, from the trenches to a young cellist, who was waiting for him in Berlin. She thought he was a genius and after WW1 she helped him become the busiest architect in Germany. When she planned to leave him, for a communist poet, he built a perfect house for her, entirely planned by him, from the lake view living room to the silver-wear and her evening gowns. When the Nazis came to power, they escaped the house and Germany forever. Erich and Louise Mendelsohn have wondered between continents, between world wars, between success and failure. The buildings that Erich built around the world, scattered as a trail of their journey, have changed the history of architecture.
Award-winning filmmaker, Duki Dror (The Journey of Vaan Nguyen, Raging Dove) has created a spectacular interpretation based on Erich and Louise's relationship, for one of the most captivating chapters in the development of modern art.
A film by Duki Dror
Honorable Mention at the Jerusalem International Film Festival 2011
Potsdam, Germany, Film Museum Potsdam, June 2012
Berlin Jewish Film Festival, June 2012
Architecture and Design Film Festival, April 2012
Documentary Edge Film Festival New Zealand, April 2012
Denver Jewish Film Festival, March 2012
San Diego Jewish Film Festival Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, February 2012
New York Jewish Film Festival, January 2012
Guangzhou 2011 International Documentary Film Festival, December 2011
Washington Jewish Film Festival, December 2011
Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, November 2011
Saint Louis International Film Festival, November 2011 Weitzmann Institute, Rehovot Israel, October 2011
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, July 2011
Jerusalem International Film Festival, July 2011