Spain, France (2022) 52 min.

Director: Marc Jampolsky

As it nears completion, the Sagrada Familia construction site reveals how Gaudi’s insane project became an artistic and technological challenge for his successors.

Gaudi left us a spectacular work. And an unfinished creation: the Sagrada Familia.

A huge, senseless cathedral project, whose rules and spirit must be understood in order to be completed.

A challenge that has occupied the successors of the great Catalan architect for more than a century.

And it is now approaching its end. The film traces this quest for the dream monument, from the origins of its inspiration to the most recent architectural decisions.

It is one of the most visited monuments in Spain and a visual shock of a very special kind.

The Sagrada Familia bursts into the city, adorned with a creativity without reference, impossible to classify in terms of style.

The amazement continues inside, in a vegetal world as if the cathedral, like a huge plant, had literally grown before being set in stone.

But the mystery of its existence becomes even thicker when you discover that this already legendary cathedral, which is partly listed as a World Heritage Site, is still being built.

Up there, in a plantation of towers already well stocked, other conical and honeycombed outgrowths continue to be built in pieces. It is as if we are witnessing history in the making.

In the manner of the great buildings destined to mark the memory of the world, the Sagrada Familia raises questions.

How did it come about? What was the strange inspiration behind its design? Why, more than a century after work began, is it still under construction? And how can Gaudi’s dream be completed?

To answer these questions, the film goes to the very heart of the adventure and attempts to explain the artistic and technical challenge of building the monument.

“Master of Art” Film Festival 2023

  • Sofia, Cinema Vlaykova, 15 February 2023, 20:00 h.
  • Sofia, Cinema Odeoan, 19 February 2023, 19:00 h.
  • Sofia, Cinema house, 23 February 2023, 19:00 h.
  • Sofia, Euro Cinema, 1 March 2023, 18:15 h.
  • Varna, Festival and Congress Centre, HALL 2 /EUROPE/, 23 February 2023, 20:00 h.
  • Plovdiv, LUCKY Cinema house, 23 February 2023, 19:00 h.