- Sat 7 Oct - 22:30
This film about Italian architect Piero Portaluppi is also a film about a torn Italy during the fascist years of the 1930s and 1940s. With films from the family archive, director Mauti Maria creates a fascinating portrait of the powerful Milan architect Portaluppi. Romanticism, bourgeois decadence, the opportunism of the architect: it's all here. But the dark side of his remarkable oeuvre created in troubled times is also illuminated. L’Amatore reconstructs the life of an extremely successful architect, of whom just a handful of anecdotes had survived — until now that is.