Il padiglione sull’acqua

Category

Documentaries

International title

The Pavilion on the Water

Country of production

Italy, Netherlands, United Kingdom

Year

2023

Synopsis

The documentary is an aesthetic and poetic journey into the imagination of Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa and his passion for Japanese culture. Japan represented an inspirational universe for the architect, but it was also the place where he died, in 1978, at the peak of his career, mysteriously retracing the steps of the wandering poet Matsuo Basho. Through the impressions suggested by the Japanese philosopher Ryosuke Ohashi, the narrative develops along the thread of a question on the meaning of beauty: the possibility of this reflection here unites Scarpa's works and traditional Japanese aesthetics. Venice, as the gateway to the East and Scarpa's birthplace, and the enchanted exploration of his works, provide an opportunity to recall the architect's poetics and emblematic episodes in his life. They are brought back through the words of his son Tobia, his students Guido Pietropoli, Giovanni Soccol and Guido Guidi, and the researcher J.K. Mauro Pierconti.

Subject

Stefano Croci, Silvia Siberini

Direction

Stefano Croci,
Silvia Siberini

Script

Stefano Croci, Silvia Siberini

Photography

Scenography

Costumes

Original music

Editing

Cast

Giovanni Soccol, Guido Guidi, Paolo Zanon, Ryosuke Ohashi

Producer

Production

Caucaso Factory

Distributor