OSCAR NIEMEYER, AN ARCHITECT COMMITTED TO HIS CENTURY
A film about the most prolific architect of the 20th century. One of the creators of Brasilia. It is the testimony of an artist who, until his death, believed in the socialist ideal. It is the story of a man who loves women. It is the adventure of a demanding personality, exiled in France under the Brazilian military dictatorship who all his life fought for his country.
In 2000, at the age of 92, Oscar Niemeyer received us at his home in Rio de Janeiro. He talks to us about Brazil of course, but also about France, Kubitschek, Le Corbusier, Fidel Castro, Malraux… He tells us about his life dedicated to architecture in a century upset by political ideologies and artistic movements .
Director: Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Scenario: Marc-Henri Wajnberg and Rogier Van Eck
Duration: 60 minutes
A Wajnbrosse production
In co-production with Panic Productions
With the support of the French Community of Belgium, RTBF, WIP, ARTE France, CNC, MEDIA 2
" Marc-Henri Wajnberg retraces with finesse the century of Niemeyer "
" Portrait of an architect whose work reflects the passion for the body of women and the love of freedom "
" Wajnberg admirably paints a portrait of a man who is still alive and alert "
TIFF 2001 (Toronto, Canada);
Festival Internazionale di Film sull'Arte Contemporanea 2001 (Naples, Italy);
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2001 (Hong Kong);
Brussels Film Festival (Brussels, Belgium);
As well as 18 other festivals including Monte-Carlo, Graz, Madrid and Jalisco
First Prize - Bratislava International Film Festival on Architecture 2004
Audience Award - Kiev Festival 2004
Best Documentary Director - Thunderbird International Film Festival 2002
Best Professional Documentary - Thunderbird International Film Festival 2002
Los Charales Awards - Ajijic International Film Festival 2001
Best Documentary - Sydney Changing Images International Film Festival 2001
Silver Screen - US International Film and Video Festival in Elmhurst, Illinois 2001
FIFA Grand Prix - 19th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal 2001
Bronze Medal - 41st Monte-Carlo Festival, 2001
Gran Premio "DOCUMANIA" - Madrid, 2000
Gran Premio - Muestra Intl De Patrimonio Arquitectonico in Alcala 2000
First Prize - European Creative Documentary Festival in Strasbourg 2000
Audience Award - European Creative Documentary Festival in Strasbourg 2000