Oscar Niemeyer. A vida um sopro
by Fabiano Maciel, Brazil 2006, 52'
Fabiano Maciel
  MUSIC: João Donato, Berna Ceppas, Kassim, Felipe Poli
PHOTOGRAPHY: Marco Oliveira,
Jacques Cheuiche
RESERCHES: Eduardo Guedes,
Nuno Godolphin
  ASSOCIATE PRODUCER: Priscilla Martins Celeste
SOUND: Bruno Fernandes, Roberto Riva   PRODUCTION: Santa Clara Comunicação
EDITING: Joana Collier, Nina Galanternick, Jordana Berg   DISTRIBUTION: Wavelength e Gávea Filmes

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at The Screen of the Arts 2010

Oscar Niemeyer (Rio de Janiero, 1907-2012), who was awarded the prestigious Pritzker Prize for architecture in 1988, the Praemium Imperiale in 2004 and, most recently, the prize of the Spanish Orden de las Artes y las Letras, is one of the most salient figures on the international modern architectural scene. Interviewed in the year of his 100th birthday, celebrated in Italy with shows at the Palazzo Reale di Napoli in 2007 and at the Bastioni delle Porte Palatine in Turin in 2008, the prolific, eclectic Brazilian architect recounts his life and long career, begun with Lucio Costa and marked by his encounter and collaboration with Le Corbusier. Illustrating his own creative philosophy, Niemeyer describes some of his best-known projects, from the City of Brasilia to more recent commissions. In Italy, his work includes Palazzo Mondadori in Segrate, the headquarters of the Burgo paper factories at S. Mauro Torinese and the headquarters of the Fata European Group at Pianezza, Turin. He also designed the Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer in Ravello (Salerno), which was completed in 2009.

Fabiano Maciel
The author of various documentaries and feature-length films, producer of videos for rock groups, he produced Vaidade (2003), about cosmetics merchants in Amazonia, which won the Best Documentary prize at the International Festival of Ethnographic Film in Rio de Janeiro. Carrapateira Não Tem Mais Ciúmes da Apolo 11 (2004) was shown at Festivals in Havana, Biarritz and San Francisco. His only fiction film, Pracinha (2003), was shown at the Festivals of São Paulo, Belo Horizonte e Toronto.


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