Madurai, Inde, Central Mélancolie cinéma
The cinemas were dreaming of immortality, saw themselves through time, and worshiped as cathedrals. Very quickly, however, these temples of secularism and happiness have found themselves abandoned, forgotten, deserted and transformed. This radiant, flamboyant and extravagant architecture has not been recognized neither by governments, nor even architects. Hence few are those who have been outraged by the wave of their destruction. Photographs by Simon Edelstein illustrate the nostalgia of this architectural eclecticism and pay tribute to those "places of illusion, poetry, freedom and creativity". "The theatres are part of urban heritage: remove them by replacing complexes, located in the suburbs, it is also undeniable that if the film is a dream location, it is also a place to live."
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