Renzo Piano: the architect of light – The film


 

When you grow up with the idea that building is an art, every time you think you are witnessing a miracle. So it is for Renzo Piano, one of the most famous Italian architects in the world, author of the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Auditorium Parco della Musica in Rome and the buildings of the New York Times. This architectural genius is told by a cinema genius, Carlos Saura, who follows Piano in the design of the Botìn Centre in Santander, Spain. The direct account of the construction phases of the Centre soon becomes a reflection on the creative process. To understand that art, be it cinema or architecture, is not a predictable act. Often it’s a bit like looking in the dark: before you understand what’s going to happen, you have to give your eyes time to adapt.

Presented in its world premiere at the Biografilm Festival in Bologna 2018, it will be in Italian cinemas by the end of the year as a special event for I Wonder.