Lina Bo Bardi, 50-minute documentary, gives a portrait of the life and work of the great Italian, naturalized Brazilian, architect. Throughout her life, Lina has acted in different areas of the country's cultural scene, not just in architecture; she was a set designer, jewelry and furniture designer, director of museums and, in addition, an important critic of Brazilian culture. Through the trajectory of Lina, the documentary narrates part of Brazil’s recent history.
With special guest appearance from Maria Bethânia and the Olodum Group, and testimonies from personalities such as Caetano Veloso, Wally Salomão, Darcy Ribeiro, Frei Betto, Zé Celso Martinez and Pietro Maria Bardi, among others, the film portrays the fundamental role of Lina in the 20th century’s Brazilian culture.
A film by Aurélio Michiles and Isa Grinspum Ferraz
Direction: Aurélio Michiles
Screenwriting: Isa Grinspum Ferraz
Editing: Aurélio Michiles e Isa Grinspum Ferraz
Production: Elaine Cesar
Photography: Rodolfo Sanchez
Research: Isa Grinspum Ferraz
Original soundtrack: Paulo Tatit e Sandra Peres
Narration: Rodrigo Santiago
Maria Bethânia Scenography: Hélio Eichbauer
Opening Vignette: João Alegria
General supervision: Marcelo Carvalho Ferraz
Lina Bo and P.M. Bardi Institute