Gottfried Böhm is regarded as Germany’s preeminent architect. His father, wife and three sons are all architects as well. Professional collaboration within the family appears to be an equally fertile and fragile proposition.
ARTS . LIFESTYLE
Concrete Love - The Böhm Family
60', 90' (GER, ENG subs)
Gottfried, now in his nineties, still contributes daily to current planning and construction projects. The son of a master builder of churches, is the patriarch of a modern architecture dynasty to which his three sons Stephan, Peter und Paul now belong. The film paints an intimate and pointed portrait of the complexity and inseparability of life, love, faith, art and architecture.
By realizing outstanding prominent buildings of their own, the Böhm fils have managed to step out of the shadow of their famous father. But the ongoing crisis in the German construction industry, among other things, has stoked the fires of competition between the brothers. With the death of his wife Elisabeth, also an architect and a key source of inspiration for all four Böhms, the family loses its emotional lodestone. Can the fragile architecture of the family business be a viable model for the future?
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Gold Panda Award 2015 "Best International Director" - International Sichuan TV Festival Chengdu (China)
DOK Leipzig 2014 - Documentary Award of the Goethe-Institut
65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin - Berlinale 2015
Max-Ophüls-Prize Festival Saarbrücken 2015
||DIE BÖHMS - Architektur einer Familie
||60', 90' (GER, ENG subs)
||Maurizius Staerkle Drux, Carl-Ludwig Rettinger, Lisa Blatter, Jan Gassmann
||Lichtblick, 2:1 Film, WDR, BR
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