Antonio Gaudi


Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St.
December 14–20

The Gene Siskel Film Center’s holiday tradition, we bring back the ever-popular cult film by Hiroshi Teshigahara (Woman in the Dunes), inspired by the wild, undulating, joyously erupting forms of Barcelona architect Antonio Gaudí. Teshigahara’s eye for texture, shape, and sensual detail meets Gaudí’s whimsy in the cinematic exploration of such masterpieces of visionary architecture as the cathedral of the Sagrada Familia. Forgoing narration, Teshigahara accompanies his images with a brilliantly eclectic selection of music, ranging from baroque harpsichord to glass orchestra.