Design for Living: Modern(ism) Love in 'Columbus'

"'Columbus' spotlights the eponymous Indiana town, notable for being an unexpected haven for modernist architecture."
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"Visually arresting and replete with contemplative moments,

Columbus

spotlights the eponymous Indiana town, notable for being an unexpected haven for modernist architecture," writes

Mimi Wong

. "Deborah Berke, I.M. Pei, and Eero Saarinen have all left their mark there. The Korean-born and Midwest-grown director [Kogonada] uses this spectacular backdrop to cultivate the fateful friendship forged by circumstance and isolation between a small-town girl and a transient outsider that's at the heart of the movie." To read more,

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"I took a day trip to Columbus a few years ago," recalls Kogonada. "I had recently read about this mecca of modernist architecture in the farmlands of Indiana. Walking around, I encountered buildings designed by Eero Saarinen, I. M. Pei, Richard Meier, and others. There was an undeniable poignancy to it all - this quiet town in the conservative Midwest functioning as a living (and ghostly) museum to the promise of modernism. I immediately felt inspired to make a film there. During our visit and drive home, I already had a sense of the characters and the story that would unfold."

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