How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster?
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Symphony Space
2010. Norberto López Amado & Carlos Carcas. 80 min. Color.
Featuring Paul Goldberger, Buckminster Fuller, Richard Rogers, Deyan Sudjic, Anish Kapoor, Richard Serra, Anthony Caro, Richard Long, Bono and more.
Berlinale Special / Berlin Film Festival
Best Documentary / Docville Film Festival
Audience Award: Best European Film / San Sebastian Film Festival
"An elegant portrait of one of the most esteemed architects of the modern age." - The Telegraph
"This admiring documentary gives the viewer quite a lot to marvel at. Accompanied by Joan Valent's pulsing, soaring score, the camera swoops over some of Mr. Foster's largest and best-known structures and floats through the bright and airy interiors of his skyscrapers. Even before you hear Paul Goldberger describe Mr. Foster as 'the Mozart of Modernism,' you can appreciate the grace and harmony of his compositions in glass, steel and light." - A.O. Scott, The New York Times
"The master-builder himself speaks very candidly and intelligently about his life and career, and what's most remarkable about this documentary is how it highlights Foster's increasingly acute grasp of the social problems shaping his designs, as well as the stunning cinematography with which they're filmed." - Benjamin Sutton, L Magazine
"Flows like one of Foster's buildings: elegant, organic, unique, and endlessly fascinating." - This Week in New York
A portrait of one of the world's premier architects, How Much Does Your Building Weigh, Mr. Foster? follows Norman Foster's unending quest to improve quality of life through design.