The 55th Chicago International Film Festival has announced the line-up for this year's 'Spotlight: Architecture x Design' program with a special focus on Production Design. The Spotlight, presented on the occasion of the third Chicago Architecture Biennial, will showcase a program of films that bring a new perspective to architecture and design-related themes. As part of the event, the Festival will feature a unique 'In Focus: Production Design' program with support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
"Our Architecture x Design program has been an important ongoing Festival program, as we partner with CAB in the biennial years," said Artistic Director Mimi Plauché. "Our strong lineup of films, headlined by The New Bauhaus and The House of Cardin, is complemented by a series of talks and masterclasses by some of the top production designers working in cinema today. These conversations will bring insight to their craft and illuminate the complex relationship between production design, architecture and the built environment."
'In Focus: Production Design' will feature four award-winning designers and offer a unique opportunity for the public to gain insight into the artistry and craft of this all-important aspect of filmmaking. Hannah Beachler, Eugenio Caballero, Adam Stockhausen and Wynn Thomas discuss their craft and singular processes during individual events throughout the Festival.
With a line-up of films from around the world celebrating architecture and design, the Spotlight: Architecture x Design program features notable titles The New Bauhaus (U.S., dir. Alysa Nahmias), Notre Dame ( France, dir. Valérie Donzelli), and House of Cardin (U.S., dirs. P. David Ebersole, Todd Hughes), among others.