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‘Antonio Gaudí’ Doc as Weird as the Architect Himself

Totally batshit Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí created some of the nuttiest cathedrals, casas, and lampposts this side of Alice’s Wonderland — and Japanese auteur Hiroshi Teshigahara was his perfect match, as his 1984 documentary proves. Out on a DVD from Criterion, the film isn’t so much a sober tour of the turn-of-the-century surrealist's most-famous sites (including the Sagrada Familia), it’s a playful, rhapsodic, and formally adventurous artwork of its own, every bit as weird as one of Gaudí’s baffling structures.

Antonio Gaudí

Criterion Collection

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