Programme

RENZO PIANO – THE ARCHITECT OF LIGHT (RENZO PIANO – UN ARQUITECTO PARA SANTANDER)

Carlos Saura

Spain, 2018 / 80 min / Original Italian and Spanish version with English subt. / Documentary

Collaboration Archiduc

Celebrated Spanish director Carlos Saura captures the genius of one of the most famous Italian architects in the world, Renzo Piano, the brilliant designer behind structures including the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome, The New York Times Building in Manhattan, and The Shard in London. Saura follows Piano during the design and construction process of the Botín Center in Santander, Spain. The two engage in an intense dialogue about art and the film turns into a reflection on creative processes and the social function of beauty.

Screenings
Tue 12/03 19:00 Ciné Utopia IT & ES OV with EN subt. Public https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=26528&kassi...
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Renzo Piano, Carlos Saura
Screenplay 
Carlos Saura, Renzo Piano
Cinematographer 
Raúl Bartolomé
Sound 
Jesús Espada, David Mantecón, Nicolás de Polpiquet, Juan Luis Cordero
Production 
Morena Films
Distribution 
Wide House
Biography

Carlos Saura was born in 1932 in Huesca, Spain. He is an award-winning film director, photographer and writer, known for his often-tragic films. Exploring Spanish society and politics under Francisco Franco's dictatorship, his work was often censored and banned. He made his directorial debut with the documentary short El pequeño rio Manzanares (1956). During the mid-1970s he collaborated with producer Elías Querejeta on films including Peppermint Frappé (1967), Cousin Angélica (1974), Cría cuervos / Raise Ravens (1976) and Mama Turns 100 (1979). During the 1980s, along with Antonio Gades, he made Blood Wedding (1981), Carmen (1983) and El amor brujo (1986). More recently he has focussed on documentaries and flamenco-dance dramas which often have long dance sequences without words.  

Filmography
  • 2018 – Renzo Piano, an Architect for Santander (documentary)
  • 2016 – Jota de Saura (documentary)
  • 2015 – Zonda: folclore argentino (documentary)
  • 2010 – Flamenco, Flamenco (documentary)
  • 2009 – Io, Don Giovanni
  • 2008 – Sinfonía de Aragón (documentary)
  • 2007 – Fados (documentary)
  • 2005 – Iberia
  • 2004 – El 7º día
  • 2002 – Salomé
  • 2001 – Buñuel y la mesa del rey Salomón
  • 1999 – Goya en Burdeos
  • 1998 – Tango
  • 1997 – Pajarico
  • 1996 – Taxi
  • 1995 – Flamenco (documentary)
  • 1993 – ¡Dispara!
  • 1993 – Marathon (documentary)
  • 1992 – Cuentos de Borges: El sur (one episode of the TV series)
  • 1992 – Sevillanas
  • 1990 – ¡Ay, Carmela!
  • 1989 – La noche oscura
  • 1988 – El Dorado
  • 1986 – El amor brujo
  • 1984 – Los zancos
  • 1983 – Carmen
  • 1982 – Dulces horas
  • 1982 – Antonieta
  • 1981 – Deprisa, deprisa
  • 1981 – Bodas de sangre
  • 1979 – Mamá cumple 100 años
  • 1978 – Los ojos vendados
  • 1977 – Elisa, vida mía
  • 1976 – Cría cuervos
  • 1974 – La prima Angélica
  • 1973 – Ana y los lobos
  • 1970 – El jardín de las delicias
  • 1969 – La madriguera
  • 1968 – Stress-es tres-tres
  • 1967 – Peppermint Frappé
  • 1966 – La caza
  • 1964 – Llanto por un bandido
  • 1960 – Los golfos
  • 1958 – Cuenca (documentary short)
  • 1957 – La tarde del domingo (short)
  • 1956 – El pequeño río Manzanares (documentary short)