Archined Classics: Mon Oncle and The Bothersome Man - AFFR
4–8 Oct 2023
film • stad • architectuur

Festival 2022 – Programme

In a world turned upside down, facing enormous challenges and contending with one new reality after another, AFFR 2022 will focus on the need to press pause. Or, in cinematic terms, to freeze the frame.

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Film – City – Architecture

AFFR explores the relationship between film, cities and architecture by programming and screening architecture films and by organizing introductions and debates.

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AFFR History

The Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR) was established in 2000, and the foundation organized its festival the same year as the first architecture film festival in the world. Festivals also took place again in 2001 and 2003. In 2007 AFFR made a fresh start after a few years of silence. In 2009 the event expanded significantly in terms of visitor numbers and programming.

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GES-2 by Nastia Korkia wins the AFFR Audience Award

After each screening, we asked our visitors for their opinion of the film with the celebrated AFFR tear-off card. A convincing majority chose GES-2, the debut film by the Russian filmmaker Nastia Korkia, as the best film of AFFR 2022.…
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Fri 7 October, 21:00 uur & Sat 8 October, 21:15

Archined Classics: Mon Oncle and The Bothersome Man

An Archined classic is a feature film that the Archined editors feel every designer should see. It could be a film that is interesting from a spatial perspective, or in which a designer plays an important role in the story, or one that raises questions that are relevant to the design world. For this edition of AFFR, the selected classics are Mon Oncle by Jacques Tati from 1958 and Den brysomme mannen by Jens Lien from 2006. Both films question, each in its own way, the desire for a perfect world.

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Mon Oncle, Fri 7 October 21:00

Winner of the Oscar for best foreign film, Mon Oncle is mostly set in and around the ultra-modern Villa Arpel. Modern in its architectural appearance, materials and layout, the villa is fitted with the most innovative technical gadgets: an automated home in a pre-internet world. The lead character Monsieur Hulot (played by Jacques Tati himself) lives in a conventional house. His visit to his sister, who lives with her husband and son in the villa they created for themselves, unfolds chaotically. Tati’s criticism of post-war mechanical efficiency and consumerism in this delightful film feels incredibly contemporary.

Before the film, Floris Paalman (teacher and researcher in Film Studies at the University of Amsterdam and member of the editorial board of Mediapolis, a journal of cities and culture) will give a presentation about the Modern Household.

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The Bothersome Man, Sat 8 October 21:15

We are constantly bombarded on our screens by war, famine, injustice and the climate crisis. On top of that we have our own personal concerns: dirty dishes, sick cat, leaky pen, grumpy boss and so on. But there turns out to be another world held up to us all the time by the Mr. Marvis ads, the Instagram posts of Kylie Jenner and Nate Berkus, and architecture renderings: the perfect, unblemished world populated by cheerful, healthy people. In The Bothersome Man (Den brysomme mannen), a sleekly styled film with subdued colours, the lead character ends up in a perfect world after a successful suicide attempt. But life in a city without problems turns out to be not that simple.

Before the film, Miruna Dunu (information designer with a background in architecture working as Visual Communications Designer at MVRDV, and author of the award-winning experimental docu-fiction “Coastland”) gives a presentation about the Happiness filter.

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film • city • architecture 4 - 8 Oct. 2023