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It's All a Plan

North American Premiere

It’s All a Plan

Joana Mendes Da Rocha, Patricia Rubano

Brazil | 2017 | 1 h 13 min
Portuguese |
Subtitles: English
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This documentary film takes a look back at the life and work of Paulo Mendes da Rocha, the most celebrated living modern Brazilian architect, born in 1928 and having practised for more than 60 years. He relates his remarkable life story in a series of interviews with his daughter, Joana, during which the two revisit a number of his emblematic architectural sites and he discusses pragmatically his reflections on urban planning, nature, humanity, art, and technique. His intellectual and logical discourse on architecture, his inventiveness, and his accomplishments, including in design, earned him the prestigious Pritzker Prize and the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennale, elevating him to the pantheon of contemporary architecture. The warm father-daughter dialogue gives rise to confidences and exchanges of ideas that reveal the ingenuity, passion, and tirelessness of a humble and appealing man who casts a gigantic shadow.
Copenhagen Architecture Festival, Denmark (2018)
São Paulo International Film Festival, Brazil (2017)
Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa, Portugal (2017)
Rio de Janeiro Film festival, Brazil (2017)
Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano — Habana Film Festival, Cuba (2017)
Milano Design Film Festival, Italy (2017)
Lund International Architecture Film Festival, Sweden (2017)
Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands (2017)
Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival, Turkey (2017)
19º Festival Kinoarte de Cinema de Londrina, Brazil (2017)

Director Joana Mendes Da Rocha, Patricia Rubano
Editing Selma Perez
Sound Julio Abreu, André Bellentani, Fabio Cassiano
Cinematographer Pablo Hoffmann
Music Guilherme Garbato, Gustavo Garbato

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Joana Mendes Da Rocha

Joana Mendes Da Rocha

Film graduate at ECA USP, Joana Mendes da Rocha works at the audiovisual market since 1991. Location Producer at Sérgio Bianchi’s feature film A Causa Secreta”, Production Coordinator at MTV Brasil, from 1994 to 2000, production manager at GNT Fashion for the GNT Channel, First Assistant Director at National Geographic’s Tabu and at A&E’s Até que a morte nos separe. In 2015, directed GNT’s Cozinha Prática. Nowadays is a freelancer director and It’s all a Plan” is her first feature as director.

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Patricia Rubano

Patricia Rubano

Patricia Rubano is a documentary series and TV shows director. Directed National Geographic’s Tabu as well as Warner Channel’s Cultura Pop brasileira at Warner Channel. At GNT, directed a couple of TV series, such as Vamos Combinar Seu Estilo, Confissoes do Apocalipse, Happy hour, GNT Fashion. Nowadays directs GNT’s Saia Justa. It’s all a Plan” is her first feature as director.

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