Precise Poetry - Lina Bo Bardi's Architecture

"I am an architect. I break walls!"

A film about famous Italian-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi, who created poetry through architectural precision. Told in a series of interviews in Portuguese with English subtitles on the eve of her 100th birthday, Bo Bardi's colleagues and friends recount the sociopolitical constraints and personal events that would lead to the timelessness of her work.

This cinematic journey through her most important architectural projects in São Paulo and Salvador da Bahia poses the question of what remains of a person in the work they leave behind.


We are very pleased to announce our collaboration with Kanopy streaming! If you are a student or professor or librarian PRECISE POETRY can be watched online here


‚Precise Poetry‘ will be shown @ A+DFF - Architecture+Design Film Festival Winnipeg on April 17, 2pm. Stay for a panel discussion after the film with Carlos Rueda, Architecture Dept. Head, University of Manitoba and architect/professor Eduardo Acquino. Our thanks to Susan Algie and Winnipeg Architecture Foundation! Please find details to the festivals program and tickets here

México Premiere @CINETEKTON!

Precise Poetry is part of the CINETEKTON! Film Fest in Puebla, México! During the festival you have the chance to visit numerous screenings and take part in particular workshops. Please find more information to the festival and the program here

Next in Perpignan @ FILAF 2015

We are very proud to announce that our documentary has been selected for official competition films at FILAF 2015! The International Art Book and Film Festival aims to bring together, to celebrate and to award prizes to the best books and films covering art, which have appeared all over the world during previous year. The festival takes place in Perpignan, France. We are very much looking forward to the festival! Please find more information here

Precise Poetry @ Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival!

Soon in New Zealand! PRECISE POETRY / Lina Bo Bardi's Architecture will be shown at Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival. Rialto Cinemas & Clearly & Co proudly host the annual Resene Architecture & Design Film Festival in May – June every year, and is returning to Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin screens. Please find more information to the superbe and manifold program here

Wonderful Copenhagen is next!

Enjoy our documentary PRECISE POETRY /on March 19th @ Copenhagen Architecture Festival - Please find further details here here

precise poetry in sao paulo!

Very glad to announce Slow Art Intervention on October 25 at Museu da Casa Brasileira in Sao Paulo! The event is curated and initiated by Chiara Battistoni and its also a wonderful possibility to visit the excellent exhibition "Maneiras de expor: arquitetura expositiva de Lina Bo Bardi" You are invited to find more details here.

SOON IN Itay at Milano Design Film Festival!

We are very pleased to announce the screening of PRECISE POETRY on October 11 at Milano Design Film Festival! Milan is the perfect city for a documentary to great Lina Bo Bardi and we are very delighted to be part of the program! Please find more information to the festival's program here.


We are very glad to anncounce, that our documentary was awarded by Arquiteturas Film Festival Lisboa 2014! We are very pleased to received the Audience Prize. Our thanks go to Sofia Mourato, director and founder of the festival, also to her dedicated team and last but not least to the great audience! Check all winners here.

PRECISE POETRY in competition @ Festival do Rio 2014

We are very proud to have our documentary in the section "Unique Itineraries" at Rio International Film Festival! The festival takes place from September 24 to October 8 and "PRECISE POETRY" will be shown on several dates and places. Please check the festival website for more details to the fantastic program here.

¡Hola Spain! PRECISE POETRY screening in Barcelona

After Spanish premiere in July at FICARQ - Festival International de Cine y Arquitectura in Avilés, we now are pleased to announce the screening of PRECISE POETRY at ecumenópolis in Barcelona! Ecumenópolis is a documentary film festival on urban phenomena and transformation processes of the contemporary city organized by Oio Cónico.

Precise Poetry at Doku.Arts in Berlin

"PRECISE POETRY / Lina Bo Bardi's Architecture" @ Doku.Arts - Internationales Festival für Filme zur Kunst! We are very much looking forward to DOKU.ARTS in Berlin from September 9 to October 12. Please check the website here.


Next stop Lisbon: "PRECISE POETRY / Lina Bo Bardi's Architecture" will be screened at the ARQUITETURAS FILM FESTIVAL LISBOA on September 26. We are very excited to be part of this great program! More information under here.

Great Britain premiere in London at Barbican

On Sunday, October 5, our documentary will be shown at „City Visions“, a season of films, talks and debates exploring the ways, in which cinema has engaged with the phenomenon of the modern city and the experience of urban life. Architect Ana Araújo will give an introduction. If you would like to participate or share informations about the screening please visit the website here

German premiere at 14th Munich Architecture Film Days

"PRECISE POETRY / Lina Bo Bardi's Architecture"will be shown at the 14th Munich Architecture Film Days. On Sunday, 6th April at 6:30 PM producer and director Belinda Rukschcio will present her film to a professional audience and the general public. If you would like to participate or share informations about the screening please visit the Facebook-Event.

LIFF: PRECISE POETRY is in competition

"PRECISE POETRY / Lina Bo Bardi's Architecture" is in the official selection of Lucerne International Film Festival. As soon we receive more details about the screening we will let you know.

Premiere in Budapest

We are happy to announce that "PRECISE POETRY / Lina Bo Bardi's Architecture" will premiere at 6th Budapest Architecture Film Days. The screening takes place on Saturday, 8th March at 5 PM. Detailed information are available here.

Welcome to our new website

Just in time for the first screenings of "PRECISE POETRY / Lina Bo Bardi's Architecture" at international film festivals, we have relaunched our website, in order to keep you updated about the latest events. Feel free to share our trailer via vimeo and like our Facebook page for news and background infos.

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  • March 8, 2023 luca - Luxembourg Center for Architecture / Luxembourg
  • October 20, 2022 Architektur Filmtage Erfurt @ University of Applied Sciences, Erfurt / Germany
  • July 12, 2022 ICFF - LAVAZZA INCLUCITY FESTIVAL, Toronto / Canada
  • September 5-10, 2021 MDFF @ supersalone, Milan / Italy
  • June 29-July 1, 2021 MDFF @ IIC Istanbul / Turkey
  • Februrary 28, 2021 Vides, Intervalles et Jonctions by Leonor Antunes @ Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
  • January 13, 2021 Architecture + Film @ BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts / Brussels, Belgium
  • November 10, 2020 Women in Architecture (WiA) Austin & Austin Design Week 2020 @ Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In / Austin, Texas, USA
  • March 17 + 25, 2020 Architektur im Film @ Kinok - Cinema in der Lokremise / St. Gallen, Swiss
  • February 6–March 8, 2020 Después de la arquitectura: una mirada sobre Lina Bo Bardi @ Museo National de Arte Decorativo / Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • October 25, 2019–February 16, 2020 Lina Bo Bardi & Giancarlo Palanti – Studio d'Arte Palma 1948–1951 @ Design Museum Gent / Belgium
  • May 20, 2019 Film und Wein @ Casablanca Filmkunsttheater, Nuremberg / Germany
  • May 18, 2019 Setmana d'Arquitectura @ Fundació Joan Miró in cooperation with Fundación Arquia, Barcelona / Spain
  • March 14, 2019 Festival Mujeres en el Arte en La Rioja by Architects of La Rioja Foundation / Logroño, Spain
  • October 2, 2017 architektur-film-jazz, Architekturforum Augsburg e.V. / Augsburg, Germany
  • April 27, 2017 The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art / Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
  • February 12, 2017 ArchFilm Matinée @ Filmcasino / Vienna, Austria
  • November 23-26, 2016 ARCHcine – International Architecture Film Festival / Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • October 5, 2016 KRUH / Prague, Czech Republic
  • July 27, 2016 DADo Film Society / Melbourne, Australia
  • July 5, 2016 'Sommerkino' @ HDA - The House of Architecture in cooperation with Camera Austria and Kunsthaus Graz / Austria
  • June 30, 2016 MAD - THE MUSEUM OF ARTS AND DESIGN / New York, USA
  • June 8, 2016 IAF - Irish Architecture Foundation / Dublin, Ireland
  • May 5, 2016 Italiani sull' oceano @ MUDEC / Milan, Italy
  • May 2, 2016 FH Augsburg / Germany
  • April 17, 2016 A+DFF - Architecture + Design Film Fesival / Winnipeg, Canada
  • October 8, 2015 AFFR - Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam / NL
  • October 6, 2015 architecture for humanity chicago + FROUM The Art & Science Of Building / Chicago, USA
  • October 1, 2015 CINETEKTON! / Puebla, México
  • June 23 - 28, 2015 FILAF - FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU LIVRE D’ART ET DU FILM / Perpignan, France
  • May 28, 2015 MK Gallery / Buckinghamshire, UK
  • May 21, 2015 Architektur Haus Kärnten & Neues Volkskino Klagenfurt, Carinthia / Austria
  • May 8 - July 6, 2015 Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival / New Zealand
  • March 19, 2015 Copenhagen Architecture Festival - CAFx
  • November 30, 2014 ZV Steiermark @ Filmzentrum im Rechbauerkino / Graz, Austria
  • November 14-16, 2014 LiFF - Lucerne Int’l Film Festival
  • November 6, 2014 Arquitetas Invisiveis @ Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of University of Brasilia
  • October 25, 2014 Slow Art Intervention @ Museu da Casa Brasileira / São Paulo
  • October 13-18, 2014 VIII. Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Films Festival
  • October 11, 2014 MDFF - Milano Design Film Festival
  • October 5, 2014 „City Visions“ @ Barbican / London
  • September 26, 2014 ARQUITETURAS Film Festival Lisboa
  • September 26 - October 8, 2014 Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival
  • September 22, 2014 Ecumenópolis / Barcelona
  • September 19+27, 2014 DOKU.ARTS / Berlin
  • August 16, 2014 movies in wonderland with Az W @frame(o)ut / Vienna
  • July 19, 2014 FICARQ / Avilés, Spain
  • April 6, 2014 14th Munich Architecture Film Days
  • March 8, 2014 6th Budapest Architecture Film Days