Type: documentary art - architecture
Director: Riccardo De Cal
The latest masterpiece by the great Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa is the Brion tomb in San Vito d'Altivole: a large green space in which arise suggestive reinforced concrete structures.
The film is a layered flow of images, drawings, photographs, memories, testimonies, voices, sounds: a "theater of memory" constructed of a plurality of languages. The testimonies are those of the contributors, the patrons, the Scarpa friends. With these people, the architect had to deal in and out of the yard, discussing the solutions to be adopted, through a process of mutual enrichment.
Various interpretations are interwoven along the way and take over other issues, such as the unfolding of time, with the symbolic succession of day and night, just broken by a late summer shower that allows us to capture constructive refinement, an obsessive attention to detail, that make this work a refined object, almost a sculpture of colossal dimensions.
First award “Le mura d’oro” at the Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte di Bergamo 2007
Special award “Generali” at the Festival Internazionale del Cinema d’Arte di Bergamo 2007
Best Picture award on Architecture and Design at the 26th International Asolo Art Film Festival 2007
Architecture and Design award at the Premio Libero Bizzarri 2007
Best Cinematography award at the Premio Libero Bizzarri 2007
Mention at the Bigscreen Film Festival of Kunming 2007
In competition at the 48th Festival dei Popoli in Florence 2007