Robert Redford has joined Wim Wenders‘ another 3D project, ‘Cathedrals of Culture‘, an ambitious omnibus documentary series of six films, each by a different director.
Redford, who has been earning rave reviews in Cannes this week for his performance as the abandoned sailor in All Is Lost, will direct the second part of the series dedicated to the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, a building by architect Louis Kahn.
The Salk Institute has spoken to me since I first laid eyes on it. The result of a collaboration between an artist and a scientist, it epitomizes a design that understands how dramatically creativity drives discovery. I thank Wim Wenders for this terrific opportunity.
I’m utterly happy and excited to welcome Robert Redford as one of the fellow directors for our series. The six of us will each dedicate all our attention, craft and art to an outstanding building, not only trying to uncover its soul, but also making the best possible use of this wonderful new tool we’ve been given: 3D.
Oscar-winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire), Danish filmmaker Michael Madsen (Into Eternity), Brazilian Karim Ainouz (Love for Sale) and Austrian helmer Michael Glawogger (Workingman’s Death) will each helm 26-minute episode in the series allowing the audience to experience the intimate exchange between the buildings and their users.
The ‘Cathedrals of Culture‘ series will air in 3D and 2D in 2014.