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Documentary Siza celebrates one year of existence with an award-winning trajectory in more than 20 countries

Updated: Jun 11


Documentary SIZA
Documentary SIZA

The documentary “SIZA”, an original production by Gallery and directed by Augusto

Custódio, nears the end of its global journey through the world's major architecture and filmfestivals, celebrating one year since its remarkable premiere.


With its first screening taking place on the 90th birthday of renowned architect Álvaro Siza at the Casa da Arquitectura in Portugal on June 25, 2023, the documentary's premiere was a unique event, attended by approximately 500 viewers, including Pritzker Prize winner Eduardo Souto Moura and representatives of the Portuguese government.


Documentary SIZA
Documentary SIZA

Television speeches by the President and Prime Minister of Portugal during the event added significance to the occasion, emphasizing the impact of Álvaro Siza's contributions to Portuguese architecture and cultural heritage. His Excellency President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa highlighted the importance of the documentary "Siza" and acknowledged the role of the Gallery's production platform in preserving and promoting Álvaro's legacy.


Another significant milestone in the documentary's journey was its screening in Brazil, "Siza Exclusive Sessions at the MASP," bringing together hundreds of people in the auditorium of Latin America's largest art institution. Distinguished professionals from Brazilian architecture, design, and art enriched the event with their participation.


Documentary SIZA
Documentary SIZA

The documentary also gained prominence for its association with major art and cultural institutions worldwide, as well as its collaboration with cultural initiatives. Notable was the documentary's selection to open the Ibero-American Cultures Festival in Stockholm, celebrating the richness of Ibero-American culture and its intersections with urban landscapes.


Throughout its festival journey, "SIZA” has been present in over 20 countries, participating in renowned events such as The Norwegian International Film Festival, Lemesos Int'l Documentary Festival, ARK REX Architecture and Film Festival, and New Zealand's Architecture & Design Film Festival. The documentary was awarded and recognized at two of the largest festivals in the field: the AFFR 2023 - Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam and the Milano Design Film Festival in March of this year.


Documentary SIZA
Documentary SIZA

The documentary continues to captivate audiences worldwide, celebrating not only the genius of Álvaro Siza in architecture but also his enduring influence and cultural legacy.


Documentary SIZA
Documentary SIZA

1 Comment


Buongiorno

Sono un Consigliere dell'Ordine degli Architetti di Palermo, città nella quale Alvaro Siza è venuto piu volte.

Vorrei organizzare una proiezione del documentario per i nostri iscritti che sono ben 3700.

Come posso fare ad avere il documentario??

grazie in anticipo per la risposta


Emanuele Nicosia architetto Palermo

mail nicosiarch@gmail.com

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