The subject of this ﬁlm project, Parque do Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro, was designed by Roberto Burle Marx between 1954 and 1959 and ﬁnally completed in 1965. Burle Marx (1909-1994) was next to a painter, singer, sculptor and landscape ecologist the most extraordinary landscape architect of the twentieth century. In 1932 he made his ﬁrst garden for a private residence designed by the architects Lucio Costa and Gregori Warchavchik. The 3000 designs that will follow gave Burle Marx undisputed world fame and he is also considered responsible for introducing modernist landscape architecture in Brazil. The urban and architectural projects for the new area – including the Museum of Modern Art – were under the management of architect Afonso Reidy (1909-1964) and Burle Marx. The park, seven kilometers long, with a total area of 1.200.000 m2, provides space for an expressway, an artiﬁcial beach, banks, bridges, tunnels, museums, monuments, recreation and above all, more than 1000 plants and trees.
"Burle Marx believed that the collection, identiﬁcation, propagation, and recomposition of the Brazilian ﬂora in urban parks in such large masses and such striking compositions would in the end help turn the wilderness of Brazil’s endangered environment, into an intimate experience that everybody could understand, value, and therefore eventually protect." (Rossana Vaccarino)
Objective of the ﬁlm project is a semi-documentary ﬁlm whose main character is a park with an undeniable social role. Arto Lindsay was asked to compose the soundtrack based on the plants used by Burle Marx in the Parque do Flamengo.
|Title||Parque do Flamengo|
|Original title||Parque do Flamengo|
|Year of production||2012|
|World première / first public presentation||2012-06-08|
|Sound||Stef van Alsenoy|
|Running time film||46'|
|Supported by||Galerie Greta Meert|
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Last edited on 18 July 2012