MARIO BOTTA: THE SPACE BEYOND

Switzerland (2018), 78 min.

Directed by Loretta Dalpozzo, Michèle Volontè

Embassy of Switzerland in Bulgaria

The documentary directed by Loretta Dalpozzo and Michèle Volontè and produced by Swissbridge Productions 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.

Passionate, tireless, 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 designing a mosque in Inner Mongolia.

Through his deep thoughts and his interactions with artists, clients and family members around the world, audience travels with him from Switzerland to Italy, from Israel to China and South Korea, catching a glimpse of the man behind the Architect.

Festivals and Awards:

  • Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland (2018)
  • AUDIENCE AWARD — Milan Design Film festival (2019)