L' amatore

Maria Mauti

A trip through the visual archive of architect Piero Portaluppi, who made a significant impression on the city of Milan with the Hoepli Planetarium, the RAS building and countless villas for well-heeled Milanese in the 1920s and 1930s. The 'amateurism' referred to in the title of this experimental documentary was revealed some years ago thanks to the discovery of a collection of 16mm films, which he shot, edited and supplied with title sequences.In these short films this man – who at one time kept track of exactly how much soup, meat, wine and salad he consumed in a year – gives an equally tightly controlled impression of his personal and social life during a turbulent period of Italian history. A period during which Portaluppi’s architectural style evolved from Neo-Gothic to Modernism and he rose into elite circles where he found his clients, as well as effortlessly conforming to the dominant ideology of Mussolini's fascism.

Screenings

  • LantarenVenster 3
    English subtitles
    Fri 27 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 6
    English subtitles
    Sat 28 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 5
    English subtitles
    Thu 2 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Maria Mauti
Country
Italy
Year
2016
Medium
DCP
Length
90’
Language
Italian
Producer
Piero Maranghi
Production Company
MP1
Sales
MP1
Writer
Maria Mauti
Cinematography
Ciro Frank Schiappa
Editor
NĂºria Esquerra, Valentina Andreoli
Sound Design
Paolo Benvenuti, Simone Olivero