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Louis I. Kahn is considered by many historians to have been the most important architect of the second half of the twentieth century. While Kahn's artistic legacy was a search for truth and clarity, his personal life was secretive and chaotic. His mysterious death in a train station men's room left behind three families -- one with his wife and two with women with whom he had long-term affairs. The child of one of these extra-marital relationships, Kahn's only son Nathaniel, sets out on a journey to reconcile the life and work of this mysterious man.
Revealing the haunting beauty of his father's monumental creations and taking us to the rarified heights of the world's celebrated architects and deep within his own divided family, Nathaniel's personal journey becomes a universal investigation of identity, a celebration of art and ultimately, of life itself.
If, like me, you think the subject matter won't interest you, please believe me...it will!
Nathaniel's yearning to connect with his father and to come to some kind of understanding of who he was and why he lived his life the way he did dominate the film.
This film works just beautifully, both as a personal narrative and as an exploration of Kahn's visionary architecture.
I've waited a long time to own this video, having seen it on the big screen. Thank you.Published 4 days ago by Holly Matthews
For any fan of architecture and quality film making, get this lovely dvd. It is one of the newer crop of brilliant, sensitive film-makers who know how to edit and tell an excellent... Read morePublished 13 days ago by elgreco
I first became aware of Louis Kahn's architecture when a graduate school professor took a group of us (students at the time) to Yale to see his newly constructed Yale Art School. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A good book and a glass of wine
I was not able to see the DVD as it was not able to be played on my english format. They must have sent me the wrong American format.Could you advise me what to do.Published 8 months ago by katrin stroh
This wasn't the best documentary I've ever seen. It may be the best movie I've ever seen. Kahn was a genius architect, and his son is a genius movie maker. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Rich M
What a wonderful memorial to a special father; I am so very grateful to my friend who recommended this DVD.Published 11 months ago by crzaymary666
I love Kahn's work, so this was perfect. There are enough works of his that were not covered in depth, that a second documentary would be warranted. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Neil D