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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 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 4 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 8 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 8 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 8 months ago by Neil D
Louis Kahn was a highly respected (by his peers) architect, who didn't compromise his vision to please his clients. Consequently he didn't have many clients. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Michele Jones
I was so pleasantly surprised by this movie! It was not only historically interesting but really draws you in and makes you want to learn more about the people involved. Read morePublished 15 months ago by 2dogsmom
My Architect: A Son's Journey. Nathaniel Kahn, illegitimate son of famed architect Louis Kahn, spent five years traveling around the world to sort out his relationship to his... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Joyce