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Green Over Gray: Emilio Ambasz

Canadian Premiere

Green Over Gray: Emilio Ambasz

Francesca Molteni, Mattia Colombo

Italy | 2023 | 55 min
English, Italian |
Subtitles: English
A documentary exploring the green architecture revolution through the seminal projects of Emilio Ambasz, a pioneer in the debate on climate impact. This film illustrates how, for forty years, Ambasz has redefined the relationship between humans and their environment, foreseeing a vision of nature as the fulcrum of a historic change. Featuring exclusive interviews with figures such as Tadao Ando and Kengo Kuma, the documentary highlights the importance of emotionally resonant architecture, capable of improving daily life and addressing urban and climate challenges.
Director Mattia Colombo, Francesca Molteni
Author Fulvio Irace
Director of Photography Mattia Colombo, Timon De Graaf Boelè
Production Claudia Adragna, Gaia Maritano, Koko Shinoda
Editing Silvia Biagioni
Camera Nicolò Amedeo, Davide Fois, Jacopo Loiodice, Marco Vitale
Colorization Diego Diaz
Sound mixing FULLCODE
Music Luca Maria Baldini

In Partnership with


• Centre Canadien d’Architecture
Saturday, march 16, 2024, 07:30 p.m. — 09:15 p.m.


Francesca Molteni

Francesca Molteni

Francesca Molteni, graduated in Philosophy at the University of Milan, studied Film Production at New York University. Since 2002, she produces and directs documentaries, tv formats, videos, and curates design exhibitions. In 2009 she founded MUSE Factory of Projects, a production company based in Milan. In 2012 she received the Award for Innovation assigned by the President of the Italian Republic, and the Compasso d’Oro honorable mention. In 2013, the Cathay Pacific Award for women entrepreneurs. She’s a contributor to Vogue and Casa Vogue Italy, GQ, Elle Decor, IlSole24Ore; and the author of the book Oggetti d’impresa [Objects of Enterprise], 2016.
She documented the 2016 US election for La Casa Bianca [The White House], a TV program, Rai3. Among the latest films she directed, The Power of the Archive. Renzo Piano Building Workshop” (2018), and NEWMUSEUM(S). Stories of Company Archives and Museums” (2019), Aldo Rossi Design” (2022), and Green Over Gray. Emilio Ambasz (2023).

Biographical notes provided by the film production team
Mattia Colombo

Mattia Colombo

Mattia Colombos first documentary short Il Velo [The Veil] was in competition at Vision du Réel; EIFF Edinburgh International Film Festival; AFI Silverdocs Discovery; Dialektus Film Festival; XI Circuito Off (Venice) where it won two awards. The documentary Alberi che camminano [Trees that walk], written with Erri De Luca, competed in many international festivals. Voglio dormire con te [I wanna sleep with you], Italian-French production with the support of the Lombardia Film Commission and the CNC, was selected to compete at several festivals including Cinéma du Réel 2015. Il passo [The step], written and directed with Alessandra Locatelli and Francesco Ferri, was presented at Visions du Réel (Nyon) and as a special event at Filmmaker Festival, Milan. He directed Ritmo Sbilenco [Lopsided rhythm], a documentary about the italian band Elio e le Storie Tese. Uninvited, a biopic about Marcelo Burlon, outsider fashion designer and DJ, was released in theaters in 2017. Mattia directed B Heroes, produced by YAM112003 for SKY UNO and SKY DOCUMENTARIES, and is working, together with Valentina Cicogna, on the Sconosciuti Puri, a documentary film on the activity of Labanof, a laboratory founded by the coroner Cristina Cattaneo that deals with the identification of the nameless dead”. In 2021 he wrote and directed, together with Beniamino Barrese, the short film White Noise, a production Muse Factory of Projects for Molteni&C

Biographical notes provided by the film production team

In the same session

Centre Canadien d’Architecture

Saturday, march 16, 2024, 07:30 p.m.

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