International Spotlight: Germany

Concrete Love- The Böhm Family
Switzerland, 2014, 87 min., Color, German with English subtitles

Love, death and architecture could easily be the mantra of the Böhm family.

Highly regarded as Germany’s preeminent architect, Gottfried Böhm is the patriarch of a modern architecture dynasty that also includes his three sons: Stephan, Peter and Paul. After the death of Elisabeth Böhm, a loyal wife, mother and architect who was a source of inspiration to her family in more ways than one, the Böhm family men struggle with the changing landscape in both their private and public lives as crises in the German construction industry simultaneously threaten the family business.

Director Maurizius Staerkle Drux’s feature length debut paints an intimate and pointed portrait of the complexity and inseparability of life, love, faith, art and architecture.

— Jessica Tomberlin
Maurizius Staerkle-Drux
Maurizius Staerkle-Drux
Carl-Ludwig Rettinger
Raphael Beinder
Anika Simon
Jonas Bühler

Director Bio

Maurizius Staerkle Drux was born in 1988 in Cologne and grew up in Zurich. He has worked as a documentary filmmaker and sound designer since graduating from the Zurich University of the Arts. CONCRETE LOVE is his first feature length film.

Screenings Co-presented by:
Dallas Center for Architecture
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