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English synopsis, 50 words

The intriguing inside story on building Turning Torso, Europe’s highest residential building. Two men with a lot at stake: World famous architect Santiago Calatrava designing his first sky scraper and the managing director of a small-town cooperative housing company, a former politician, who used all his influence to make it happen. And now costs are running wild…

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English synopsis, 300 words

A dramatic, behind-the-scene-story about the building of Santiago Calatravas Turning Torso in Malmö. A 190 meter high, twisted residential building which was appointed “worlds best residential building project” at Mipim in Cannes, 2005.

A film that shows thorny confrontation between dreams and reality: cultural clashes, financial crisis and heavy personal defeats. A hazardous project: the deposits are high, everyone in it has something to loose.

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Review in Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology

"Turning Torso" consists of nine cubes with a total of 54 stories, with a 90° twist from base to top. After encountering numerous problems, the project was completed in August last year and has won several major awards, including "World's Best Residential Building" at MIPIM in Cannes, 2005.

This excellent one-hour film charts the development of the project from conception to near completion. Read the whole review by Andrea Dahlberg for Leonardo: Journal of the International Society for the Arts, Sciences, and Technology.

First prize at festival in Italy

"The Socialist, The Architect and the Twisted Tower" was awarded 1st Prize for best documentary competing in the Architecture Category Architecture at Doc Fest, Festival di Palazzo Venezia, in Italy. This internationally well-known festival presents films and documentaries on art, architecture, cinema and theatre.

The jurys motivation: "For the originality and narrative rhythm with which this film investigates the artistic, economic, and human premises behind one of the great projects of contemporary architecture."

Press Kit

The Press Kit includes high-resolution images, synopsis, credits, "music cue sheet, etc. Download the entire file in zip format here!