Today the Italian architecture scene is getting dramatic: decline of suburbs, abandoned buildings, property speculation; in this context the architects are no longer a cultural landmark and a lot of young architects have to emigrate abroad.
Indeed, many centuries ago, in Tuscany, after a long period of deep darkness, few enlightened men gave to the world the formula for a cultural rebirth built around the mankind.

YEAR

2015–2018

TYPE

Audiovisual, Research

Even if those times are passed, can the spirit of Brunelleschi and Michelangelo be connected to the spirit of people nowadays?

Tuscanyness is a movie that tells how this spirit of rebirth is still alive through the works and the words of architects both born and educated in the cultural atmosphere of Tuscany. In this enchanting Italian region the beauty is still a civil value, where is possible to establish a deep alliance with nature, or where is possible to live the unique opportunity to listen to the teachings of the past.


SCREENINGS AND EVENTS

23, 25.10.2018
Istanbul International Architecture Film Festival
TMMOB Mimarlar Odası, Istanbul, Turkey

20.10.2018
Oktobarh 2018
Eđšeg Chateau in Novi Sad (Belgrade) Serbia

06.06.2018
Dialogo sull’Architettura in Toscana (public debate)
Sala consiliare Terranuova Bracciolini, Arezzo, Italy

21.03.2018
The human dimension in tuscan architecture (lecture by Andrea Crudeli)
Olson Kundig, Seattle, USA

4.12.2017
Cinema La Compagnia
Firenze, Italy

12.11.2017
PAT — Premio Architettura Toscana
Arsenali Repubblicani, Pisa, Italy

08.11.2017
Cinema Surpresa #7 — Architecture night
Co-Lateral, Rua Direita do Francos, 1024, Porto, Portugal

1.11.2017
MoDIAP – Mostra Design Industria Artigianato Pisa
Arsenali Repubblicani, Pisa, Italy

14.10.2017
Arquiteturas Film Festival
Lisboa Forum, Lisbon, Portugal

06.10.2017
Lund International Architecture Film Festival
Lund Skissernas Museum, Lund, Sweden

14.09.2017
Première
Cinema Arsenale, Pisa

PRESS

12.08.2017
Tuscanyness
by Casabella

11.08.2017
Tuscanyness
by Area

11.09.2017
Tuscanyness un lungometraggio sull’architettura toscana al cinema d’essai Arsenale di Pisa
by Professione Architetto

11.08.2017
Tuscanyness
by Architettura Italiana / Divisare

09.09.2017
From Brunelleschi to Today, This Documentary Tracks the Evolution of Architecture in Tuscany
by Alya Abourezk

31.08.2017
“Tuscanyness” Un viaggio all’ombra della cupola del Brunelleschi
by Salvatore Bruno

29.08.2017
Identità e grande bellezza in un docufilm
by Francesca Franceschi

16.03.2017
Tuscanyness or approaching architecture the Tuscany way
by Christiane Bürklein

13.08.2017
Tuscanyness, un film documentario sull’architettura toscana
by Architetti.com

16.02.2018
‘Tuscanyness’ Film Explores the Detachment of Modern Italian Architecture and the Fight to Restore Faith in Design
by Ella Thorn

05.04.2018
Tuscanyness Shines the Spotlight on Tuscan Architecture
by Kate Simmons

09.07.2018
Un documentario sull’architettura toscana
by weArch

25.02.2018
Tuscanyness: online il documentario sull’architettura toscana
by Professione Architetto

08.10.2018
Toskanischer Zeitgeist: Tuscanyness von 120g
by Duy Mac

20.10.2017
Editoriale di Ottobre
by Ville & Casali

CREDITS

Directed by
Andrea Crudeli

Written by
Riccardo Bartali, Andrea Crudeli, Marta Gnesi, Filippo Lisini Baldi

Photography
Alessandro Ariel Terranova, Fabio Santaniello Brunn, Aurelio Zarbo, Riccardo Bartali, Giulio Fazio

Narrator
Carlo Bernardini

Music
Rugo, Luca Battistini

Starring
Marco Casamonti, Fabrizio Rossi Prodi, Carlo Nepi, Augusto Mazzini, Leonardo Matassoni, MDU Architetti, Giuseppe Chigiotti, Claudio Nardi, Eutropia Architettura, Roberto Pasqualetti, Pietro Carlo Pellegrini, Salvatore Re, Massimo Fiorido, Sundaymorning, Paolo Zermani, Paolo Bertoncini Sabatini, Riccardo Butini, Heliopolis 21, Paolo Riani.

Aerial views
Alte Vedute

Produced by
120g, CESA sas, University of Pisa, CB Studio, Renato Lupetti


Centuries ago, during the Humanism period, some enlightened clients believed in the talent of few young architects and started an extraordinary season for the civilization. Do this kind of clients still exist today?