- Sun 24 Sep 2017
- Len Lye Centre Cinema
- Free entry thanks to the Goethe-Institut NZ
- Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
- Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
- Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
- Rated: G
Germany's most important architect, aged 94 works every day on construction projects with his sons Stephan, Peter and Paul.
Gottfried Böhm (born in 1920) is widely regarded as Germany’s preeminent architect. His fame rests on numerous sacral buildings, with which he continued the work of his father, the master church builder Dominikus Böhm. Gottfried’s three sons, Stephen, Peter and Paul, have long been prominent architects as well. The film closely follows the family, examining a life marked by work – one that Gottfried Böhm’s wife, who sacrificed her own career for the sake of her husband, still participated in, despite her illness. Only after her death does the family become aware of the extent of her inspiration.
In German, Mandarin with English subtitles. Germany/Switzerland/China/France, 2014, Colour/Black and White, 88 min., Rated G, Dir. Maurizius Staerkle-Drux