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10 films with amazing architecture to stream during isolation – Dezeen

If you’re in isolation or lockdown, here are 10 feature films that use architecture in exciting ways to watch as a distraction from coronavirus anxiety.

Boris Bilinkskin's poster for 1927 film Metropolis
Boris Bilinkskin’s poster for 1927 film Metropolis

Parasite, 2019

The rich family’s house in Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s Oscar-winning dark comedy about society practically steal’s the show. Sleek modernist lines and expensive furniture betrays little hint of the leech-black darkness below the surface.

Built by the fictional architect Namgoong Hyeonja, the mansion was actually the work of production director Lee Ha-Jun and was made up of multiple sets, cut together to look like one building.

Parasite is available to rent on Apple TV and Amazon.


Metropolis, 1927

Metropolis is a silent science-fiction film from the 1920s directed by director Fritz Lang, where a story of robots and class war takes place in a sinister city of skyscrapers.

Art directors Otto Hunte, Erich Kettelhut and Karl Vollbrecht created a visually arresting city for rich buisenessmen, powered by underground machines manned by oppressed workers. Buildings in art deco, gothic and the Bauhaus style are layered to create an arresting vision of the future.

Metropolis is available to watch on Youtube and Google Play.


Isle of Dogs, 2018

Wes Anderson’s whimsical stop-motion animated tale of a boy and a quarantined island full of dogs is set in a dystopian Japan 20 years in the future.

Production designer Paul Harrod told Dezeen he was inspired by Japanese Metabolist architecture, particularly the work of Kenzo Tange, when designing the intricate sets.

Harrod also drew on Edo-period illustrations and Frank Lloyd Wright’s lost Imperial Hotel in Tokyo to create the “hellish and beautiful” worlds of Trash Island and Megasaki City.

Isle of Dogs is available to watch on Amazon.

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