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Denis Dobrovoda – The Cathedral #FdP63

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The Cathedral is the portrait of an obsession, of a life entirely consecrated to the creation of a work that confronts us with the contradictions of the “success” of a work born of a deeply personal vocation.

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PODCAST | Laura Della Corte interviews Denis Dobrovoda, director of the film The Cathedral.

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In the interview with Denis Dobrovoda director of The Cathedral at Festival dei Popoli we talked about the process of shooting and also about our search for the truth.

The Cathedral: Moved by an all-encompassing religious sentiment, Justo Gallego has dedicated 60 years of his life to a crazy and ambitious project: the construction of a cathedral in his town, Mejorada del Campo. Without any architectural training and without authorizations, almost always working alone with recycled materials, over the years he has built a grandiose and chaotic structure. Considered by his fellow citizens a madman and an exalted one, the former monk worked with self-denial on the project investing all his resources until, starting from the 2000s, the cathedral was recognized and appreciated by the art world, eventually becoming a ‘tourist attraction. The film uses materials made over several decades to tell the incredible story of Justo and the uncertainties about the future of the cathedral after his death.

  • Reporter
    Laura Della Corte
  • Guest
    Denis Dobrovoda
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    The Cathedral
  • Festival section
    Doc Highlights
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