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Directed by Niels Bolbrinker, Thomas Tielsch

Germany 2018 95 mins. In German, English, Spanish with English subtitles

The Bauhaus, a legendary and revolutionary Weimar-era design school founded by architect Walter Gropius in 1919, has been the source of endless fascination since its inception, as the school pioneered innovative teaching methods and, during its first decades, attracted many now-legendary students and faculty including Anni and Josef Albers, Wassily Kandinsky, Margarete Heymann, Paul Klee, Marianne Brandt, László Moholy-Nagy, and many others. Shuttered in 1933 under Nazi threat, the school has thankfully continued to physically exist operating in fits and starts, but its free and open spirit has had a much greater impact on the art and design world—and thus our materially lived existence—in the intervening years. This playful and entrancing film charts the place of Bauhaus principles in the current moment, ranging from experiments now taking place in Bauhaus-Dessau to architectural innovations in Latin America.

Genres: Documentary

Appears in: Essential Cinema