MARIO BOTTA. THE SPACE BEYOND

Mario Botta. Oltre lo Spazio

A documentary by Loretta Dalpozzo & Michèle Volontè

MARIO BOTTA.
THE SPACE BEYOND

Mario Botta. Oltre lo Spazio

A documentary by
Loretta Dalpozzo & Michèle Volontè

SYNOPSIS

Mario Botta. The Space Beyond (Mario Botta. Oltre lo Spazio) is a rare, in-depth artistic journey into the work of internationally acclaimed Swiss Architect Mario Botta.

The film explores Botta’s ever growing curiosity and reflections on the contradictions of society, through his sacred spaces, a subject very dear to him. Why does a globalized society feel the urge to build such spaces?

The directors travel to China, South Korea, Israel, Italy and Switzerland to discover a passionate and tireless Artist, his buidings and part of his creative process.

Botta is one of the few Architects, who has built places of prayer for the three main monotheistic religions. After building many churches, chapels and a synagogue, he is now projecting a mosque in China.

Through his thoughts and his interactions with artists, colleagues, clients and family members, the viewers have
a glimpse of the man behind the Architect.

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Coming Soon

15th November 2019

Toronto, Canada

6:45PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Architecture and Design Film Festival

Coming Soon

17th November 2019

Toronto, Canada

6:00PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West Architecture and Design Film Festival

Coming Soon

21st-24th November 2019

Bratislava, Slovakia

Time TBC
Pistari Palace

Coming Soon

24th November 2019

Montreal, Canada

4PM
Theatre Outremont

Festival postponed due to political events

30th November 2019

Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut Art Film festival

Coming Soon

10th December 2019

Swiss National TV, RTS

10:55PM
RTS 2

Past Screenings

Canada

Sun, Nov 10th

13:15

Vancouver, Imperial Theatre, 319 Main St.

Ireland 2019

Thurs, Oct 24th

18:00

Dublin, University College Dublin (UCD)

New York 2019

Wed-Thurs, Oct 16-17th

Sat, Oct 19th

18:30

17:15

New York, Cinépolis, Chelsea, ADFF

New York, Cinépolis, Chelsea, ADFF

Italy 2019

Sat, Oct 12th

Sat, Oct 26th

Wed, Oct 30th

17:00

14:00

17:00

Napoli, Augusteo Theatre

Anteo Cinema, Milano Design Film Festival

Rome, Pontificia Università Gregoriana

Netherlands 2019

Fri, Oct 11th

Sat, Oct 12th

21:00

19:00

Rotterdam, Cinema Lantaren Venster Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Cinema Lantaren Venster Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Spain 2019

Sat, Aug 10th

15:45

Madrid, Madrid International Film Festival Screening Room 2

UK, 2019

Tue, June 25th

19:00

London, Royal Institute of British Architects, Architecture Film Festival London

Switzerland 2019

Sat, May 18th

Sun, May 19th

Sun, May 19th

Sat, May 25th

Sun, May 26th

Tue, May 28th

Thurs, May 30th

Sat, June 1st

Sun, June 2nd

Sat-Mon, June 8th-10th

Sat-Sun, June 8th-9th

Mon, June 10th

Sat-Sun, June 15th-16th

Sun, June 16th

Sat-Sun, June 22nd-23rd

Sat-Sun, June 29th-30th

11:30

11:30

15:40

11:30

11:30

19:00

11:30

11:30

11:30

11:30

18:00

12:00

11:30

12:00

11:45

11:45

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Olten, Kino Capitol

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Chur, Kino Apollo

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Chur, Apollo Cinema

Chur, Apollo Cinema

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Chur, Kinocenter-studio

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

South Korea, China, Singapore, Copenhagen 9th-16th April

Tue, April 9th

Wed, April 10th

Thurs, April 11th

Sat, April 13th

Mon, April 15th

Tue, April 16th

Sat, April 13th

18:00

18:30

18:00

15:30

17:00

17:00

20:00

Seoul Cinema, South Korea

Shanghai, China

Beijing, TAM Museum

Chengdu, A4 Museum

Singapore, STUD

Singapore, ETH Center

Copenhagen Cathedral Vor frue Kirke

Montreal, March 2019

Fri, March 22nd

Sun, March 31st

15:00

20:30

Théâtre Paul Desmarais, CCA

Cinéma Cineplex Odeon

Switzerland (Ticino) 30 Oct - 5 Nov, 2018

Tue, October 30th

Thurs, November 1st

Sat, November 3rd

Mon, November 5th

17:45

17:00

16:00

18:30

MENDRISIO Cinema Ciak

MENDRISIO Cinema Lux

MENDRISIO Cinema Lux

MENDRISIO Cinema Teatro

Switzerland (Ticino) 23 Oct - 30 Nov, 2018

Tue, October 23rd

Wed, October 24th

Sat, October 27th

Mon, October 29th

Tue, October 30th

18:20

18:20

18:15

18:40

17:45

Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Switzerland (Ticino) 16 - 24 Oct, 2018

Tue, October 16th

Wed, October 17th

Thurs, October 18th

Fri, October 19th

Sat, October 20th

Sun, October 21st

Mon, October 22nd

Tue, October 23rd

Wed, October 24th

21:00

18:30

18:40

18:00

18:30

18:30

17:30

18:50

18:25

19:10

18:00

18:20

18:50

18:20

18:20

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon

MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon

BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 2

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro 1908

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro 1908

MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

ASCONA Cinema Otello

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro 1908

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

ASCONA Cinema Otello

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Switzerland (Ticino) 9 - 17 Oct, 2018

Tue, October 9th

Wed, October 10th

Thurs, October 11th

Fri, October 12th

Sat, October 13th

Sun, October 14th

Mon, October 15th

Tue, October 16th

Wed, October 17th

18:45

20:30

18:25

18:00

19:00

18:00

18:30

18:30

18:35

17:00

18:50

20:00

18:00

17:00

18:40

18:00

21:00

18:30

18:40

18:00

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

ASCONA Cinema Otello

MENDRISIO Cinema Plaza

BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 2

ASCONA Cinema Otello

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon

MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon

ASCONA Cinema Otello

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon

MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 1

ASCONA Cinema Otello

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon

ASCONA Cinema Otello

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon

MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon

BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 1

Switzerland (Ticino) & Singapore 5 - 10 Oct, 2018

Fri, October 5th

Sat, October 6th

Sun, October 7th

Mon, October 8th

Tue, October 9th

Wed, October 10th

18:30

19:00

20:00

17:30

17:00

19:00

18:30

18:00

17:00

18:45

20:30

19:00

18:45

20:30

18:25

18:00

19:00

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Ciak

ASCONA Cinema Otello

SINGAPORE (ASIA) The Projector (Archifest)

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Mignon

MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Ciak

MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 1

ASCONA Cinema Otello

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Ciak

MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

ASCONA Cinema Otello

MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Ciak

ASCONA Cinema Otello

MENDRISIO Cinema Plaza

BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 1

ASCONA Cinema Otello

Canada

Sun, Nov 10th
13:15 Vancouver, Imperial Theatre, 319 Main St.

Ireland 2019

Thurs, Oct 24th
18:00 Dublin, University College Dublin (UCD)

New York 2019

Wed-Thus, Oct 16th-17th
18:30 New York, Cinépolis, Chelsea, ADFF

Sat, Oct 19th
17:15 New York, Cinépolis, Chelsea, ADFF

Italy 2019

Sat, Oct 12th
17:00 Napoli, Augusteo Theatre

Sat, Oct 26th
14:00 Anteo Cinema, Milano Design Film Festival

Wed, Oct 30th
17:00 Rome, Pontificia Università Gregoriana

 

Netherlands 2019

Fri, Oct 11th
21:00 Rotterdam, Cinema Lantaren Venster Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Sat, Oct 12th
19:00 Rotterdam, Cinema Lantaren Venster Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam

Spain 2019

Sat, Aug 10th
15:45 Madrid, Madrid International Film Festival Screening Room 2

UK, 2019

Tue, June 25th
15:00 London, Royal Institute of British Architects, Architecture Film Festival London

Switzerland 2019

Sat, May 18th
11:30 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Sun, May 19th
11:30 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Sun, May 19th
15:40 Olten, Kino Capitol

Sat, May 25th
11:30 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Sun, May 26th
11:30 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Tue, May 28th
19:00 Chur, Kino Apollo

Thurs, May 30th
11:30 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Sat, June 1st
11:30 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Sun, June 2nd
11:30 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Sat-Mon, June 8th-10th
11:30 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Sat-Sun, June 8th-9th
18:00 Chur, Apollo Cinema

Mon, June 10th
12:00 Chur, Apollo Cinema

Sat-Sun, June 15th-16th
11:30 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Sun, June 16th
12:00 Chur, Kinocenter-studio

Sat-Sun, June 22nd-23rd
11:45 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

Sat-Sun, June 29th-30th
11:45 Zurich, Kosmos Cinema

South Korea, China, Singapore, Copenhagen 9th-16th April

Tue, April 9th
18:00 Seoul, Seoul Cinema

Wed, April 10th
18:30 Shanghai, Tongji University

Thurs, April 11th
18:00 Beijing, TAM Museum

Sat, April 13th
15:30 Chengdu, A4 Museum

Mon, April 15th
17:00 Singapore, University of Technology and Design (STUD)

Tue, April 16th
17:00 Singapore, ETH Center

Sat, April 13th
20:00 Copenaghen Cathedral Vor frue Kirke

Montreal, March 2019

Fri, March 22nd
15:00 Centre Canadien d’Architecture, Théâtre Paul Desmarais

Sun, March 31st
20:30 Cinéma Cineplex Odeon

Switzerland (Ticino) 30 Oct - 5 Nov, 2018

Tue, October 30th
17:45 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Thurs, November 1st
17:00 MASSAGNO Cinema Multisala Teatro Lux

Sat, November 3rd
16:00 MASSAGNO Cinema Multisala Teatro Lux

Mon, November 5th
18:30 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro

Tue, October 30th
17:45 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Switzerland (Ticino) 23 Oct - 30 Nov, 2018

Tue, October 23rd
18:20 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Wed, October 24th
18:20 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Sat, October 27th
18:15 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Mon, October 29th
18:40 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Tue, October 30th
17:45 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Switzerland (Ticino) 16 - 24 Oct, 2018

Tue, October 16th
21:00 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon
18:30 MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

Wed, October 17th
18:40 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon
18:00 BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 2

Thurs, October 18th
18:30 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro 1908

Fri, October 19th
18:30 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro 1908
17:30 MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House
18:50 ASCONA Cinema Otello

Sat, October 20th
18:25 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro 1908

Sun, October 21st
19:10 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak
18:00 MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

Mon, October 22nd
18:20 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak
18:50 ASCONA Cinema Otello

Tue, October 23rd
18:20 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Wed, October 24th
18:20 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak

Switzerland (Ticino) 9 - 17 Oct, 2018

Tue, October 9th
18:45 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Ciak
20:30 ASCONA Cinema Otello

Wed, October 10th
18:25 MENDRISIO Cinema Plaza
18:00 BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 2
19:00 ASCONA Cinema Otello

Thurs, October 11th
18:00 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon
18:30 MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

Fri, October 12th
18:30 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon

Sat, October 13th
18:35 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon
17:00 ASCONA Cinema Otello

Sun, October 14th
18:50 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon
20:00 MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House
18:00 BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 1
17:00 ASCONA Cinema Otello

Mon, October 15th
18:40 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon
18:00 ASCONA Cinema Otello

Tue, October 16th
21:00 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon
18:30 MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

Wed, October 17th
18:40 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Teatro Mignon
18:00 BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 1

Switzerland (Ticino) & Singapore 5 - 10 Oct, 2018

Fri, October 5th
18: 30 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Ciak
19:00 ASCONA Cinema Otello
20:00 SINGAPORE (ASIA) The Projector (Archifest)

Sat, October 6th
17:30 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Mignon
17:00 MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House

Sun, October 7th
19:00 MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Ciak
18:30 MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House
18:00 BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 1
17:00 ASCONA Cinema Otello

Mon, October 8th
18:45  MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Ciak
20:30 MASSAGNO Cinema Lux Art House
19:00 ASCONA Cinema Otello

Tue, October 9th
18:45  MENDRISIO Cinema Multisala Ciak
20:30 ASCONA Cinema Otello

Wed, October 10th
18:25 MENDRISIO Cinema Plaza
18:00 BELLINZONA Cinema Forum 1
19:00 ASCONA Cinema Otello

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Ein Dokumentarfilm beleuchtet einen kleinen, aber wichtigen Ausschnitt aus dem Werk des Tessiner Architekten.

Why architect Mario Botta is having a major moment

Ein Dokumentarfilm beleuchtet einen kleinen, aber wichtigen Ausschnitt aus dem Werk des Tessiner Architekten.

Why architect Mario Botta is having a major moment

The first emotion is seventy-seven minutes long

Locarno, il conto alla rovescia termina con … il Botta

The first emotion is seventy-seven minutes long

Locarno, il conto alla rovescia termina con … il Botta

Così Mario Botta ci ha sorprese

Watching ‘Mario Botta: The Space Beyond’ With Mario Botta

Così Mario Botta ci ha sorprese

Watching ‘Mario Botta: The Space Beyond’ With Mario Botta

Cast & Crew

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Mario Botta

Born in Mendrisio, Switzerland, in 1943. After an apprenticeship, he attended the Art College in Milan and then studied at the University Institute of Architecture in Venice. Directed by Carlo Scarpa and Giuseppe Mazzariol he received his professional degree in 1969. In Venice he met and worked for Le Corbusier and Louis I. Kahn.

Since then he has carried out an intense teaching activity in many schools of architecture of Europe, Asia, the United States and Latin America. Among his acclaimed works, the SFMOMA museum in San Francisco, the cathedral of the Resurrection in Evry, the museum Jean Tinguely in Basel, the Kyobo tower and the Leeum museum in Seoul, the Tsinghua University library and Art Museum in Beijing and many more.

He was awarded the honorary degree in different universities of Argentina, Greece, Rumania, Bulgaria, Brazil and Switzerland. In 1996 he was among the founders of the Academy of architecture in Mendrisio where he still teaches. His theatre of architecture in Mendrisio started its activity in October 2018

The production team

Loretta Dalpozzo, Writer, Director, Producer

Loretta Dalpozzo is a Swiss journalist, director and producer, active abroad for over 20 years. First in the United Kingdom and now in Asia, she has mainly worked as a freelance correspondent for Swiss National TV, for which she has made hundreds of reportages of different lengths for different programs. Among the most recent documentaries the 52 minutes “Cambodia in the blood” (RSI 2017) and the independent short film “Family in Pieces” about the struggle of the Muslim Rohingya in Myanmar, who won the 2018 Journalistic Award Carla Agustoni, in the context of the Human Rights Film Festival, Lugano.

Michèle Volontè, Writer, Director

Michèle Volontè is a Swiss-Canadian journalist and producer.  She has more than a decade-long experience in broadcasting at Swiss National TV, where she worked also as an anchorwoman. She is now working for the Culture and Lifestyle department. She has produced TV and multimedia formats, she moderates debates and public events.

Mauro Boscarato, Cinematographer
Ariel Salati, Cinematographer
Chris McMillon, Cinematographer
Michael Glowacki, Editor
Bruno Brugnano, Composer
Marco Monti, Sound recordist
Riccardo Studer, Sound editor and mixer
Alessandra Modugno, Sound editor and mixer
Timo Inderfurth, Colorist at Cinegrell Postproduction
Ursula Deiss, Visual Effects at Cinegrell Postproduction

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