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.
THE FREE STREAMING IS AVAILABLE BELOW FROM 18 – 25 September
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Bernardes LUSOFONIA AWARD ARQUITETURAS’14 Paulo de Barros, Gustavo Gama Rodrigues, Brazil, 2014, 92′
The documentary shows the life and work of one of the main Brazilian architects, Sergio Bernardes. The feature reveals the controversial and overwhelming professional and family life of the architect, urban planner, designer, writer, poet, inventor and, above all, humanist misunderstood by his time.
Sergio Bernardes created numerous projects in Brazil and abroad, for which he received important awards – First place at the Expo-Internacional de Bruxelles, first prize for the Federal Senate of Rio de Janeiro, the International Housing award at the 1st São Paulo Biennial, and the first prize for industrial architecture at the Venice Triennale. Among his most well-known projects are the São Cristovão pavilion and the Beachfront Rescue Posts in Rio de Janeiro, the Government Palace and the Mausoleum Castelo in Ceará and the Hotel Tambaú, in Paraiba.
With the participation of professionals who worked directly with Sergio, researchers and family members, in addition to visits to the main projects built, the film presents to his grandson Thiago, pieces of a thought-provoking puzzle that challenges the understanding of “why” the architect was kept on the margins of the Brazilian architectural scene.
The film also has something rare in our country: the possibility of exploring a vast and rich documentary and iconographic material that makes up the architect’s collection, which records more than 65 years of powerful intellectual production that shows the innovative spirit of a architecture in tune with tomorrow.