A cinematographic journey in stages curated by Roberto Figazzolo
The event is part of the project The Park of Splendour: Pavia, Certosa and Belgioioso on the paths. Knowledge, identity and discovery of known and unknown places, supported by the Lombardy Region as part of the Integrated Cultural Plans (PIC).
Before each of these films, videomaker Roberto Figazzolo will present and screen clips 'that miraculously combine faith and architecture, philosophy and beauty, rigour and expressive richness':
29 April at 18:30 - La Ricotta (Italy 1963) by Pier Paolo Pasolini (35′)
Short films: - Tadao Ando and the Foundation Frate Sole : analysis of an award by Remo Dorigati
- Alvaro Siza and the church of Santa Maria di Marco de Canaveses (part one)
6May at 18:30 - Andrej Rublëv (USSR 1969) by Andrej Tarkovskij (185′)
Short film: Alvaro Siza and the church of Santa Maria de Marco de Canaveses (part two)
13 May at 18:30 - The Seventh Seal (Sweden 1957) by Ingmar Bergman (95′)
Short film: John Pawson's deputy prior Romaric of Novi Dvur Monastery in Czech Republic (part one)
20 May at 18:30 - Il sentiero blu (Italy 2022) by Gabriele Vacis (90′)
Short film: John Pawson's deputy prior Romaric of Novi Dvur Monastery in Czech Republic (part 2)
"In the spring of 2012, on the occasion of the 5th edition of the International Prize for Sacred Architecture organised by the Foundation Frate Sole in Pavia, I was sent to Rome, Porto in Portugal and Novi Dvur in the Czech Republic to collect images and testimonies from the winners of the first four editions of the internationally renowned "Oscar of Sacred Architecture" held in Pavia every four years.
The experience was very engaging. Especially in Porto and in the Czech Republic with the interviews with archistar Alvaro Siza and frate Romaric, deputy prior of the Novi Dvur Monastery.
In both cases, the very simple, almost Franciscan approach to the subject led the two protagonists to take part in a dense and iconic dialogue, rich in suggestions and very sincere at the same time.
Only after almost ten years, as if through a long process of distillation, can I now present these five pills that miraculously combine faith and architecture, philosophy and beauty, rigour and expressive richness."
Text by Roberto Figazzolo.
Tickets can be purchased: via the online ticket office or at the physical ticket office of the Cineteatro Politeama in Pavia, Corso Cavour 20, which opens half an hour before each screening and on Saturdays and Sundays from 3.30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Single ticket 4€ - Subscription to all 4 films 10€.