Columbus is a beautiful independent drama directed by Kogonada, that was released in August 2017. The movie takes place in Columbus – Indiana, where many renowned modern architectural buildings has been designed. The movie beautifully films architecture, especially Eero Saarinen‘s masterpieces. Both main characters have a very different relationship to architecture. One is a young girl truly passionate by architecture, who dreams of studying architecture. The second is the son of a famous architect, and hates architecture as much as he hates his father who he hasn’t seen for years.
Their encounter will makes an interesting conflicting discussion about architecture and life.
This fiction is like a guide tour of Saarinen’s work in Columbus, we visit the inside of the buildings with them. Each scene is like a succession of beautiful architectural photographs and reveals the sensuality of architecture.