Week 2: 19 – 25 June

Arquiteturas team believes this break is a great opportunity to look back at the festival’s last seven editions and provide viewers staying indoors worldwide with a selected retrospective of free streaming films. Each film will be released every Friday, running until next year’s edition, and can be viewed for one week. This initiative aims to provide visibility to the films and the makers and their contribution to initiating great discussions through their build environment stories. A live Q&A with the filmmakers, producers or authors will be announced whenever this is made possible, via the festival’s Instagram and FB pages.


Why a film on Michele De Lucchi

Alessio Bozzer, 2013, Italy, 64’

Why a film about Michele De Lucchi? The answer occurs naturally, as you will listen to this architect. Which tells of the Radical architecture, the conceptual experiments, the work in Olivetti and the intense relationship with Ettore Sottsass. The adventure of Memphis. Buildings and objects. One of the most famous objects in the world, the Tolomeo lamp, which he designed for Artemide in 1985. The work with artisans, why at some point he picked up a chain saw and started making small wooden houses. And so the film is built almost by itself. With super-8 films of the ’70s, with the performances of Cavart group. With black and white photos of De Lucchi dressed as Napoleon in front of the Milan Triennale. With the assembly of the Olivetti Syntesis, where in 1979 he began working. With original LP Blonde on Blonde by Bob Dylan, who was spinning unceasing on the turntable the night in December 1980, when he founded the Memphis. With the work of the artisans. With the architecture projects in Milan, Venice, Georgia. With the steps of processing and assembly of the lamp Tolomeo. With Michele De Lucchi, who fills with petrol his chainsaw and begins to cut and shape large logs of wood in his private space, the Chioso, in Angera.


About Alessio Bozzer

Alessio Bozzer. Born in Trieste in 1975, graduated in Industrial Design at the Politecnico of Milano, he has been from 1999 to 2003 Enzo Mari personal assistant. In 2004 he founded with Beatrice Mascellani and Marco Minuz the Terredarte association, for which he curates and organizes exhibitions and events, including the retrospective exhibition on Ettore Sottsass “I wonder why” at the Salone degli Incanti in Trieste in 2007. Since 2006 he is producer and director for Videoest of Trieste. His first feature documentary is “Why a film about Michele De Lucchi”, 60 min. 2013 (selected as opening film for the Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisbon 2013). “100 anni dopo (100 years later)”, 30 min. 2014; “Guerra in montagna (War in the mountains)”, 2015, Best Screenplay Award at Api Giulie Cinema 2015. In 2016 he realized the documentary “Trieste, Yugoslavia”, premiered at TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL 2017. His last feature documentary is “The Community – ordinary serbian life in Trieste”, was premiered in 2019 as special event at TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL.