Big Ears listen with Feet
Ila Bêka, Louise Lemoine | 2022 | France & Thailand | 90 min
Boonserm Premthada is deaf and one of Thailand’s most original architects. He travels with the filmmakers to places from his youth – Premthada grew up in the slums of Bangkok – and to his most spectacular works of architecture, including an extensive elephant resort in Thailand.
Anders Wahlgren | 2022 | Sweden | 59 min
The Swedish architect Sven Markelius made his modernist ideals tangible with, among others, his design for a community centre for working women. In the opinion of his own wife, however, he could have been more emancipated himself. Wonderful designs by a relatively unknown CIAM architect. With an introduction by Alex van de Beld, founder of Onix.
Jason Andrew Cohn | 2023 | USA | 78 min
Architect Elliot Noyes’ designs for IBM were an example to many companies of the importance of corporate identity to the market value of a firm. The story of Noyes, an immensely talented architect, industrial designer and pioneer. Celebrated and vilified. With an introduction by Deyan Sudjic.
Aldo Rossi Design
Francesca Molteni, Mattia Colombo | 2022 | Italy | 41 min
Friends reminisce about the unique legacy of the original artist-designer Aldo Rossi, who lent colour to architecture in a highly personal manner. Among them Daniel Liebeskind, a fan from the very start. Preceded by the short film Once Again by Giulia di Maggio, and an introduction by Harm Tilman.
Davide Maffei | 2022 | Italy | 84 min
For Angelo Mangiarotti (1921-2012), design was always ‘a gesture’. For him, scale was of secondary importance. That’s why he made not only buildings but also sculptures and utensils. On the basis of archival images and interviews, Alfabeto Mangiarotti investigates the work of this idiosyncratic designer.
The Pavilion on the Water
Stefano Croci & Silvia Siberini | 2023 | Italy | 70 Min
Exceptionally beautiful film about the Venetian architect Carlo Scarpa and his fascination for traditional Japanese architecture. A remarkable story about the search for the essence of beauty by one of the greatest architects.
The Promise. Architect BV Doshi
Jan Schmidt-Garre | 2023 | Germany | 90 min
The Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi worked with Louis Kahn and Le Corbusier, but he developed a unique modern Indian design language of his own. In this beautiful portrait of an amiable individual, he visits his most important projects one last time.
He Flew Ahead
Max Gruber | 2022 | Austria | 73 min
In the 1960s and 1970s, the Austrian architect Karl Schwanzer was an international phenomenon, with projects such as his innovative design for the BMW headquarters in Munich. Schwanzer had a perfect sense of how to design to reflect the times.
The Mies van der Rohes
Sabine Gisiger | 2023 | Switzerland | 81 min
Mies van der Rohe went through thick and thin at the expense of the women around him – women who helped create his myth. A shocking account of one of the most famous architects of the twentieth century.
Augusto Custodio | 2023 | Portugal, Brazil | 62 min
A revealing portrait of the 90-year-old Pritzker Prize-winner Álvaro Siza, full of personal stories from his sister and architect friends Eduardo Souto Moura and Carlos Castanheira. Preceded by the short film Intuition by Marit Geluk, about Siza and Adri Duivesteijn.