Mario Botta. The Space Beyond.


Mario Botta. The Space Beyond. L’uomo dietro l’architetto.

Special Screening: A documentary in Italian by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè.

The documentary directed and produced by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè is a rare and 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. Why does a globalized society feel the urge to build such spaces? 

Passionate, tireless, at 75 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 reflections and his interactions with artists, colleagues, clients and family members, the viewers have a glimpse of the man behind the Architect.

The documentary is released a few days after Mario Botta received the Prestigious Ratzinger Award from the Vatican, because of the attention to sacred spaces.

The screenings of this documentary are:

Friday 19th October, at 18.50h
Monday 22nd October, at 18.50h

(others screening to be found on

directed by: Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè
photography: Mauro Boscarato, Ariel Salati, Chris McMillon
editing: Michael Glowacki
direct sound: Marco Monti
music: Bruno Brugnano
sound and mix: Alessandra Modugno, Riccardo Studer
post-production: Cinegrell Postproduction
production: Swissbridge Productions

Download the flyer of the documentary.



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