Jean Nouvel is one the most renowned French architects. He has designed a number of notable buildings across the world, and while many architects develop a unique style that allows their buildings to be instantly identified, he continually defies easy classification. His successful career is subject in hundreds of articles and press publications. In 2001 director Beat Kuert filmed a documentary about five of Nouvel’s projects titled Jean Nouvel, for example. This year, a new film documenting the work and travels of the french architect has premiered the New York film festival.
Directed by Matt Tyrnauer, the 15 minute-movie presents a new portrait of the Pritzker prize-winning architect and designer. Titled ‘Reflections’, the film offers glimpses behind the scenes of Nouvel’s much-anticipated projects.
In the movie, Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, among the most thoughtful, innovative, and rebellious architects of his generation, reflects on his work past and present. It really is an exclusive look over the various stages off his process-conceptualizing, sketching, and even deciding the color of the stones to be used in the galleries of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.
The film is an official selection at the 54th annual New York film festival and is also a meditative and rare portrait of one of the giants of contemporary architecture and design. It follows Jean Nouvel around the globe to Paris, New York, Abu Dhabi, and Qatar as he reflects on his landmark works.
To celebrate the New York Film Festival premiere of Matt Tyrnauer’s film “Jean Nouvel: Reflections”, an event gathered at 53W53 some of the world’s greatest builders. Guests, including Ian Schrager, Corey Reeser, and Paul Goldberger, gathered for the cocktail party at Lincoln Ristorante. The architectural designer now features two films documenting his impressive career.