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UK Premiere: Mario Botta. The Space Beyond
Mario Botta. The Space Beyond, a documentary co-directed by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè and produced by Swissbridge Productions on internationally acclaimed Swiss Architect Mario Botta will be screened in London on the 25th of June 2019, an official selection by London Architecture Film Festival in partnership with London Architecture festival and RIBA, which will host the event in the presence of Mario Botta and Loretta Dalpozzo.
The documentary was in competition at ArtFifa 2019, the most important international Festival of Films on Art in Montreal and was selected by Copenhagen Architecture Festival. It was also screened at fully booked special events in Seoul (South Korea), Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu (China) and Singapore.
The docu-film is a rare and artistic journey into the work of internationally acclaimed Swiss Architect Mario Botta. It explores Botta’s ever growing curiosity and reflection on the contradictions of our society, through his sacred spaces. Why does a globalised society feel the urge to build such spaces?
Passionate and tireless, Botta is one of the few Architects, who has built places of prayer for the three main monotheistic religions. After building many churches, chapels and a synagogue, he is now designing a mosque in China. Through his deep thoughts and his interactions with artists, clients and family members, who take the audience from Switzerland to Italy, from Israel to China and South Korea, the viewers have a glimpse of the man behind the Architect.