Director Duki Dror's award-winning film intimately reveals the peripatetic life and stunning work of Erich Mendelsohn, in part through readings from the memoirs of his cellist wife Louise. He designed an astronomical observatory for Einstein (his wife's chamber music partner) and became a popular architect of department stores, theaters, and factories in Germany. He fled Germany when he was expelled from the architectural association. Later, Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann recruited him to create a new national architectural style for Israel through large-scale, institutional commissions.
Illustrated with the voluminous records that Louise saved, Dror hunted down Mendelsohn's works on three continents.