Cinzia Ruggeri. A portrait
by Georg Brintrup
On the occasion of the exhibition Cinzia says…, running until 28 August, in the SOLO/MULTI section, the following is a short excerpt from Georg Brintrup’s documentary on Cinzia Ruggeri. The video is part of Monalisa, a series of short films dedicated to five protagonists of Italian design: Flavio Albanese, Siné Caruana, Sergio Calatroni, Alessandro Mendini and Cinzia Ruggeri, aimed at exploring the close relationship between design, fashion and art.
GEORG BINTRUP was born in 1950 in Münster, Germany. At the age of 15, even before he began his studies in journalism, romance philology and art history at the University of Münster, he began shooting 8mm films and taking his first photographic portraits with a Hasselblad 1000F. Between 1968 and 1971 he shot a few films later shown as part of productions at the city’s municipal theater. From 1972 he studied Film and Communication Sciences at I.S.O.P. (Institute of Sciences and Techniques of Public Opinion) in Rome, graduating with a thesis on Literature and Film. There he had the opportunity to frequent the set of Italian directors including Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini, Piero Paolo Pasolini and Luchino Visconti. Until 1976 he made some films in his own production, but from 1977 he began working as an independent director and author of films and radio dramas for international television and radio channels, especially German and Italian. His most important films also include Raggio di sole (1996), Luna Rossa (1998), Palestrina (2009), La rete di santini (2013), the Brazilian triology Symphonia colonialis (1992), O trem caipira (1994), Tamburi e dei (2002) and Penn’a du (1981). Since 2015 he has been teaching courses and workshops at the Westfälischen-Wilhelms-Universität in Münster and since 2017 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. He is a member of the European Film Academy.