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Gazes Beyond the Limit

Francesca Molteni e Mattia Colombo

Italy, 2021, 52'


Openings explores the world of the architectural elements that “embody” the concept of threshold, of openness, and of the relationship between inside and outside, through the voices of Italian and international architects, but also by listening to the voices who speak the language of music, sports, art, and the territory. Addressing the theme of the threshold in immaterial, almost “spiritual” terms, the film investigates the close relationship between art and life, between necessity and creative effort, between philosophy and civil thought. Along the Via Emilia, the geographical threshold par excellence, this journey is made of stops, crossings and wanderings. The guides include Davide Cassani (Italian national cycling team coach), Guido Guidi (photographer), Fiorenzo Valbonesi and Simone Sfriso (architects), Andrea Stella (founder of Lo Spirito di Stella), and Rossella Miccio (President of Emergency), as well as Raoul Casadei, the king of ballroom dancing, the histrionic man who made Romagna a real “state of mind”, and Álvaro Siza, one of the great masters of contemporary architecture.

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