Roger D'Astous
Roger D Main

Director: Etienne Desrosiers
2016, Canada, 103 minutes
French (with English subtitles)

Film introduction by Susan Algie.

From formative encounters with Frank Lloyd Wright, to opportunities boldly seized for Montréal’s Expo ’67 and ’76 Olympics, the career of this Quebec “starchitect” blossoms early, then takes a nose dive amid controversy, only to rise up again slowly and mellow over the years. This versatile and resilient architect deserves to be more widely known, both for his efforts to establish a uniquely Canadian Nordic architecture, and for his willingness to take design risks which continue to bring joy to the inhabitants of his projects. Savour this delightfully French-Canadian story like a rare combination of wine and cheese.

In partnership with the Winnipeg Architecture Foundation and the Architecture + Design Film Festival with support from the Faculty of Architecture Endowment Fund.


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Film for Thought
Friday, December 01, 2017
4:30PM | Centre Space
John A. Russell Building
Faculty of Architecture
University of Manitoba